Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande agreed to meet in the "Norman format" on October 19th. To force Russia 10/18/2016 12:31:53. Total views 916. Views today — 0.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to meet in the Normandy format on October 19th in Berlin. It was discussed during a telephone conversation in a trilateral format, - reports the press-service of the Ukrainian state.

"They agreed to hold a meeting of heads of state in the Normandy format on October 19th in Berlin to force Russia to fulfil the Minsk agreements in terms of security policy," - said the statement.

They discussed the security situation in Donbass. Poroshenko noted the importance of a common position of Ukraine and the European Union on the eve of the European Council meeting to be held on October20-21, 2016 in Brussels where the strategy of relations with Russia will be discussed.

As previously reported, the President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on October 17th that chances to hold the meeting in the "Norman format are small."