Putin decided to talk with Merkel and Hollande about Ukraine "on the sidelines" of the G20 summit 08/23/2016 17:37:39. Total views 1299. Views today — 0.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande agreed to hold a trilateral meeting "on the sidelines" of the upcoming G20 summit, - reports the Kremlin press service.

"The leaders of three countries agreed to continue the personal contacts on Ukraine and, in particular, to hold a joint meeting "on the sidelines" of the upcoming G20 summit in China on September 4th-5th," – says the report.

It is reported that conversation they also discussed legislative recognition of the permanent special status of Donbass, carrying out constitutional reform and amnesty, organization of local elections during the telephone conversation.

As previously reported, Kiev offered to hold a meeting in the Normandy format (Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany) on the sidelines of the G20 summit on September 4th-5th in China. Moscow agreed with this proposal.

Later Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he considered pointless to hold a meeting in the "Norman format" on the background of "attempts of Ukrainian subversives to organiye a terrorist attack in the Crimea."