Xinhua news agency, Berlin, June 11, Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine foreign ministers 11 in Berlin on the situation in Berlin on the situation of Ukraine "Normandy" model talks, to further alleviate the situation in Ukraine and the deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping forces and other issues.
After the meeting, German Foreign Minister Maas said that it was a meeting between Russia and Ukraine again under the mediation of Germany and France for more than 16 months. Although many issues have not been agreed, the positions of all parties are close to the implementation of the Minsk agreement. Maas said that after the meeting, the parties will also hold multiple levels of follow-up meetings.
The talks discussed the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces. Ukraine advocated that it should be deployed along the Russian border area and accused Russia of sending Pro Russian armed personnel and equipment to the conflict areas through the border. Russia believes that it should be deployed in the border area of East Ukraine, only as a protective arm of the observer for the organization for security and cooperation in Europe.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov told Russian media after the talks that the talks were fruitful, but there are still many problems to be resolved. The parties discussed the specific conditions for promoting the exchange of captive personnel, and indicated that Russia and Ukraine would try to make a road map for this purpose. He also said that diplomats from four countries will hold talks again on the implementation of the Minsk agreement.
In April 2014, armed conflict broke out in the eastern part of Ukraine. In September of that year, the three party liaison group of Ukraine and the armed forces of eastern Ukraine reached a cease-fire agreement in Minsk, but the conflict did not stop completely. In February 2015, the new Minsk agreement was signed. The parties agreed on the political arrangements in eastern Ukraine, but the agreement was not effectively implemented.
The "Normandy" model was founded in June 2014. France, on the occasion of Normandy's 70th anniversary landing, invited the leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine to hold their first consultations on the situation in Normandy. (reporter Yuan Shuai Ren Ke)
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