© AP Photo/Francois MoriPARIS, 15 Nov. /TASS/. The Elysee Palace has officially confirmed the holding of the summit in the channel format (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany) on 9 December in Paris. This was in response to the question of the correspondent of TASS said on Friday the representative a press-services of administration of the President of France Emmanuel Makron.
“The summit in Normandy format will be held on Monday, 9 December 2019. He will gather in Paris of heads of state and governments of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine”, – said the press attache.
“The summit will take place, as in the period since the summer of this year there has been significant progress in the negotiations, in particular, helped to ensure the disengagement in a number of areas of tension” – said at the Elysee Palace. In the administration of the French leader pointed out that the meeting “will begin a new stage in the implementation of the Minsk agreements”.
On Monday, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters that the summit of leaders of “Norman Quartet” may take place before the end of 2019, but a specific date was not discussed. According to Ushakov, “no obstacles” to a meeting of leaders in the Norman format no.