All obstacles to the Normandy format meeting at the highest level were removed in connection with the conduct of the disengagement of forces and means in three areas in the Donbass. This was reported by Darka Olifer, press secretary of representative of Ukraine in the TCG in Minsk Leonid Kuchma, on her Facebook.
"All obstacles to the Normandy format meeting at the highest level were removed today at the meeting of the Triliteral Contact Group, all - the withdrawal of forces and means in the area of the settlements of Zolote, Petrovske and Stanytsia Luhanska was the last step in this direction", - Olifer wrote.
She noted that holding a meeting of the Normandy Four leaders in the near future "will accelerate the resolution of all pressing issues to resolve the conflict".
"Since the meeting of the humanitarian subgroup did not take place today in Minsk for technical reasons, the Ukrainian party insisted on holding a videoconference of this subgroup tomorrow, November 13", - Kuchma's spokeswoman added.
Earlier, Russia put forward a condition for a meeting between the leaders of Ukraine and the Russian Federation - to sign the so-called "Steinmeier formula", another condition is disengagement of forces and means in Zolote and Petrovske.
Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko announced on November 4 that the Russian Federation was demanding the approval of a document that would be the outcome of the Normandy Four summit just before the meeting of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on November 11 that the date for the meeting of the Normandy Four leaders is still undefined, it is worth waiting for the completion of the disengagement of forces in the Donbass.
He said to Russian journalists today that holding the Normandy format meeting requires the fulfillment of "all the obligations that the parties assumed in Minsk".