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Russia demands approval of document on Donbass before negotiations in Normandy format - Prystaiko 11/04/2019 16:50:55. Total views 131. Views today — 0.

The Russian Federation demands to agree on a document that will be the result of the Normandy Four summit just before the meeting of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France. This was stated at a briefing by Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko, - RBC-Ukraine reports.

In particular, he confirmed that the Russian party puts forward requirements for the preparation of the document.

"In September, when we agreed, there were only two requirements: the "Steinmeier formula" and disengagement in three sections. We are now completing the third section, and the Russian party is starting to talk about the document that the parties should agree on. There was no such requirement, although if it is the document, which should be based on the results of the meeting, it can be prepared. We are ready for this meeting and hope that if there are no shelling, we will start disengaging in Petrovske", - Prystaiko added.

Earlier before that, Prystaiko stated that the disengagement of forces in Petrovske completes the fulfillment of conditions for the Normandy Four summit holding.

On November 3, entourage of Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he was interested in holding a meeting with the leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine in the Normandy format under urgent need.