Russia's foreign minister says it is time for new "Normandy format" talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to initiate a new "Normandy format" meeting on the situation in the East of Ukraine.

He stated this at a press conference after a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Eshaiker al-Jaafari, Censor.NET reports citing RIA Novosti.

"I think that it is time for talks in the "Normandy format". I addressed my colleagues, the foreign ministers of France and Germany with a proposal to urgently take some steps together to prevent the situation from declining," Lavrov said.

Yesterday, an initiation of a meeting of the "Normandy Four" foreign ministers was announced by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n329201