A meeting of the advisors of the leaders of the “Norman four” is scheduled for September 11. This was announced by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Tuesday, September 8.
“We should have a meeting of “Norman format” advisors on September 11. We are waiting there for certain proposals, certain decisions,” the head of state said during his communication with journalists. The recording was broadcasted on the page of the president’s office on YouTube.
On September 6 minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba initiated an urgent conversation with his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov to discuss the latest events in Donbas. According to him, “illegal armed formations committed provocations” in the zone of operation of joint forces, as a result of which one Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another was wounded. Kiev saw it as an attempt to break the truce.
However, people’s militia observers at the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic reported an exchange of fire between Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.
Since 2014, Ukraine has been conducting a military operation against Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the state revolution and the new government in Kiev. The conflict settlement is discussed in the Minsk format and at meetings of the “Norman Quartet”, which in addition to Ukraine includes Russia, France and Germany.
Moscow, Paris and Berlin have repeatedly noted that the basis of peace offensive in the south-east of Ukraine is the implementation of Minsk agreements. Kiev has recently repeatedly stated that the agreements are outdated and need to be revised.