Merkel rejected the proposal of Washington to join the «Norman» talks — media

US President Barack Obama has invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to expand the «channel format» at the expense of Washington, but was refused. Reported by the weekly «Zerkalo Nedeli. Ukraine» with reference to own sources.

U.S. present at the talks on the Donbas «not physically, but ideologically» — Klympush-Tsintsadze

«According to allegations by our sources, in late April, Barack Obama talking with Angela Merkel at the international industrial exhibition in Hanover, proposed it to expand the «channel format» at the expense of Washington. And received a polite refusal» — the newspaper writes.

The author also notes that, during the recent meeting of foreign Ministers of «Norman Quartet» and the last round of talks of the trilateral contact group in Minsk, the Kremlin once again attempted to impose its plan for elections in ORDA.

«As far as we know, there again appeared hard «mazhoritarka», no less stringent residency requirement (for the election may not be admitted persons, who have not resided in the territory during the past year), reduced admission to Ukrainian media and political parties. Ukraine the plan was rejected and was supported by the Western allies. Step of Moscow was, rather, the ritual, and the reaction to it is expected. As bad (at least not yet) was an attempt to «change» the release of illegally detained in ORDA Ukrainian citizens to the entry into force of the Amnesty law,» — says Rachmaninoff.

He also said that the possibility of holding elections in the uncontrolled territories and the issue of Amnesty will be discussed during planned for today a telephone conversation of Petro Poroshenko with German Chancellor and French President. It is also expected that the outcomes of the conversation, Angela Merkel, then (again by telephone) notify of Vladimir Putin«.

According to the author, another important topic of conversation the three leaders should be discussion of the mandate and strength of a future international police mission in Donbas.

It is expected that this issue will be discussed next week at the G7 summit in Japan, the journalist writes.

«Russia has not yet given consent to the placing of an armed force under the auspices of the OSCE in ORDO, but at least expressed a willingness to discuss the issue. What can already be considered a small diplomatic victory, achieved with the mediation of the United States. Washington, as far as we know, failed to soften the position of Berlin, previously opposed such a step», — says the article.

U.S. present at the talks on the Donbas «not physically, but ideologically» — Klympush-Tsintsadze

The format of the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine with the participation of European countries «Norman four» — is unlikely to be extended, the US presence in the informal consultations, said Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine on European integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze.

She stated this to journalists on Saturday, may 21, in Kiev, transfers «Interfax-Ukraine».

«I don’t see how in the near future to change the official (channel — ed) format. At the same time, I really wanted to US there were and I’m glad that the U.S. is in the informal consultations,» said Klympush-Tsintsadze.

According to her, United States are in talks «not physically, but ideologically».

«We are holding consultations with the United States in both bilateral and multilateral, with the participation of European countries, format,» — said Klympush-Tsintsadze.

We will remind, last meeting «channel four» took place on may 11.




Merkel rejected the proposal of Washington to join the «Norman» talks — media 21.05.2016

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