The exact date of the meeting, “Norman Quartet” is not yet known, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on October 14, reports “RIA Novosti”.
According to him, the Kremlin expects “a certain clarity, whether it’s the 19th, will it be too late.” “It all depends, as actually said by President Putin, will be able to prepare the necessary conditions to achieve the necessary understandings, in order to gather the heads of state or will not succeed,” he said.
Tuesday, 11 October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed to hold a meeting in the “Normandy format” for dinner in Berlin on October 19. However, Peskov, commenting on the issue, said that could not name the date and place where the meeting is held, because in its preparation there are “problem areas”.
Earlier, on October 10, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov has informed that a meeting of the heads of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine may take place on October 19. This day Vladimir Putin was to meet with French President Francois Hollande, but the meeting was canceled because of disagreements between the parties on Syria.