Obama may join the 'Normandy Four' negotiations on Donbas – U.S. Ambassador to Russia


John Tefft, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, says that participation of U.S. President Barack Obama in future rounds of “Normandy Four” negotiations on Donbas is possible.

The United States president may join the so-called "Normandy Four" heads of state, who deal with settlement of the armed conflict in the Eastern Ukraine, if he receives such an invitation.

This was stated by U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft on Radio Ekho Moskvy, Censor.NET reports.

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The diplomat stressed that Obama speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other "Normandy Four" heads of state on the phone from time to time. However, in Tefft's opinion, the parties of the negotiation group are doing an excellent job with the task without the American president.

He praised efforts of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande is achieving the set task.

The negotiations in the so-called "Normandy format" on peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas are held with the participation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The same format applies to meetings of the foreign ministers of these states.

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