US Participation in

  20 June 2015    Read: 946
US Participation in
Accession of new mediators to the so-called Normandy group on Ukraine reconciliation, in particular from the United States, may destroy the format, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov said Saturday.
At present, the Normandy Quartet, which has brokered the Minsk peace accords between Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people`s republics, comprises Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine.

"Basically, we could do it by supplementing the Normandy Format with one more party, the United States. However, the Normandy Format is so fragile now that this step would be simply risky," Ivanov said in an interview with the "Vesti v Subbotu" (Saturday News) television program.

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