French Foreign Minister: Number of fundamental issues have to be agreed before Minsk summit. We have not achieved results yet

French Foreign Minister speaks on the preparation of the "Normandy Four" meeting in Minsk.

The parties have yet to agree on a number of critical issues before the summit on the situation in Ukraine in Minsk, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stated, Censor.NET reports Zn.ua.

He noted that it had to be decided how far the parties to the conflict shall pull back their heavy weapons, and how to ensure control of the border, noting that all of this is being discussed, and based on the results a decision on the Minsk summit will be made, which will hopefully bring results.

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The minister stated that they had not achieved the results yet, but are doing everything they can at the diplomatic level to de-escalate the conflict and restore peace.

The French minister also said that preparation for the summit will be discussed at the level of policy directors of Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine in Berlin on Monday, and on Tuesday a political advisers' meeting will take place in Minsk.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n323873