The Elysee Palace, where today will meet the leaders of the Quartet and personally Putin and Zelensky. Photo By Andrey Pavlovsky.Today in Paris will host a summit “channel four”, which Vladimir Zelensky will have his first meeting with Vladimir Putin.
They will discuss the issue of settlement in the Donbass.
According to surveys, personal communication and see Putin endorses the majority of Ukrainians, who on the whole want to end the war. Against the nationalists and similar political forces, centered mostly around the person of former President Poroshenko.
Opponents of the “surrender” of 8 December started protests and lodged on the Bank. And after the announcement of the results of the Normandy meeting, they will decide on independence or minimized.
The main issue – subscribe if Zelensky under the implementation of the political part of Minsk agreements. And what about this will be the position of France and Germany (the Russian point of view more or less known).
Putin Zelensky’ll see twice that day: first time at the summit of all the leaders of the “Normandy” (it starts at 17:00 Kyiv time) and the second time – at a personal meeting with the Russian President later in the evening.
“Country” follows the events of the day.
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11:34 of anti-corruption activist and the Deputy Director “Ukroboronprom” Mustafa Nayem in Facebook in fact encouraged not to integrate the Donbass.
He recalled the decision of the head of the German Konrad Adenauer not to unite with East Germany in 50 years and said that he was right. This story Nye titled “Is advice on the eve of the Normandy”.
The right alternative Hire do not consider the reunification of the country, and joining the “right” to the Western part of the structure where rushed at the time and the FRG in NATO and the European Union.
However, here the analogy limps on both legs: Ukraine does not take neither there nor there. Although after Euromaidan, which was called to go out on your own Hire, it’s been six years.
11:29 the Meeting of Putin and Zelensky will take place after the Normandy format and, judging by the composition of the participants will address specifically the issues of gas. Russian media reported that, together with Putin to meet Gazprom CEO Miller and Russian energy Minister Novak.
Thus, the gas talks as if separated in time with the issue of Donbass. They say, spoke in the framework of the “Quartet” on the Donbass, gave a final briefing, with the theme finished and moved on to Gaza.
“The issue of gas (which need to be solved as quickly as possible, so that the new year was not a problem) all parties are really interested to separate from the much more problematic question of Donbass, which settle quickly just will not work. Although, as we have already mentioned, in the case of a complete failure of the negotiations in the framework of the Quartet and the gas will negotiate harder.
On gas at the moment, there are two bottlenecks – the tariff for the transit of Russian gas through the Ukrainian GTS and the settlement of litigation in the Stockholm arbitration. Other aspects are more or less already settled,” writes the telegram-channel “Policy of the Country.”
11:21 now In Paris, rainy weather. This is evidenced by Google, and transmit the journalists that are waiting for the historical events in Ukraine.
Photo – telegram Andrew Pavlovsky
11:19 Putin arrives at Elysee Palace at 15:00. By this time it will start meeting Him and Zelensky.
11:09 Norman meeting – tonight’s topic # 1 in social networks, in Ukraine and in Russia.
“If Ukraine does not meet the Donbass, we would have to go to Kiev and to kill there with anarchy,” threatens to Facebook Vladimir Zhirinovsky and scares “a partition of Ukraine”.
10:38 it is Interesting that immediately after the meeting of the two presidents, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov sent to the United States.
10:35 Journalists from a pool of Vladimir Putin has published the names of the halls of the Elysee Palace, which will host bilateral meetings between the leaders of the Quartet.
10:30 what the Ukrainian President going to the summit of the Country have analyzed the material about the Normandy four meeting in Paris on 9 December.
And today, the Russian media reported that Putin carries the leaders of the “Quartet” Georgian scenario – when diplomatic relations between the two countries are not available, but trade is and bilateral relations characterized by pragmatism.