Russian MP blasts Riga’s educational language reform ploy as ‘linguistic genocide’World October 23, 18:28
Collector robbed of masterpieces by top Russian artists worth over half a million dollarsSociety & Culture October 23, 18:04
Russian expert calls Trump's decicion to quit UNESCO irresponsibleWorld October 23, 18:03
Russian anti-doping agency’s chief says all WADA’s reinstatement criteria metSport October 23, 17:50
Russia to focus on environmental problems at UN AssemblySociety & Culture October 23, 17:29
Expert warns cyberterrorism may grow and take new formsWorld October 23, 16:26
Russian communist party leader vows to quash all attempts to bury LeninSociety & Culture October 23, 16:21
Raqqa in ruins: Dresden-like decimated city picks up the pieces after liberationWorld October 23, 16:20
Moscow radio host stabbed in studio 'in grave condition'World October 23, 16:17
MOSCOW, February 7. /TASS/. Russia, Germany and France are working on the draft of a likely joint document for the implementation of the Minsk Accords, Russian presidential press-secretary Dmitry Peskov said after Friday’s talks by the leaders of Russia, France and Germany, adding that on Sunday the troika and Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko would summarize the results of that work in a telephone conversation.
"On the basis of proposals formulated by the French president and the German chancellor joint work is in progress to draft the text of a likely joint document for the implementation of Minsk Accords that would incorporate proposals by the Ukrainian president and those formulated today and added by Russian President Vladimir Putin," Peskov said.
He explained that was being done "for presenting this text and these proposals for approval to all parties to the conflict."
"The work will go on and its preliminary results will be summarized next Sunday, in a Normandy format telephone conversation at the summit level," Peskov said.
He described the just-ended talks as meaningful and substantive.
"In the wake of yesterday’s (February 5 - TASS) contacts by French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Kiev there followed their constructive, meaningful and substantive negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin," Peskov said.
It took Putin, Hollande and Merkel about five hours to try to find a way out of the Ukrainian crisis.
The talks proceeded behind closed doors. There was only a brief several-minute break to let photographers and TV camera crews take pictures of the event.
About one hundred Russian and foreign journalists a gathered in the Kremlin hoping to get first-hand information. Minutes after midnight presidential press-secretary Dmitry Peskov appeared in the Kremlin’s press-centre for a brief two-minute statement. He refused to answer any questions.
The European leaders had arrived in Moscow Friday afternoon for a discussion of the settlement in Ukraine. Earlier, Merkel and Hollande paid a brief visit to Kiev for a meeting with Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko. No details of the talks in Kiev were disclosed, either.
Earlier, Hollande said that he and Chancellor Merkel were bringing to Moscow some new settlement proposals, but their content was not disclosed. British media speculate that the plan is based on proposals President Putin had dispatched to the European leaders earlier.