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Kozak sent a letter to colleagues in the Normandy format, the source said

Deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Dmitry Kozak has sent the colleagues in the "Normandy format" letter, stating the ineffectiveness of negotiations in the format of political advisers, but he did not put forward proposals to the RF output of these negotiations, told RIA Novosti source close to the negotiations with the Russian side.

Earlier media reported that Kozak wrote a letter to the adviser of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with copies to the representatives of France and Ukraine in which he called the negotiations on the Donbass at the level of pritsvetnikov senseless and proposed to abandon this format.

Gryzlov commented on the measures are agreed on ceasefire in the Donbass

Russia is satisfied with the agreement of the ceasefire between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk, said the Ambassador of Russia in the contact group on Donbass Boris Gryzlov following the results of conference.

"Finally after nearly five months of resistance, the Ukrainian side found the courage to agree on the measures to cease-fire that was repeatedly offered the Donetsk and Lugansk. In this regard, it is impossible to feel anything but satisfaction. Measures to ensure a cease-fire between Kiev and Donbass should enter into force on 27 July," - said Gryzlov.

"This is a problem of Russia". Why Kiev does not fulfill the Minsk agreement

Official Kiev has repeatedly expressed a desire to revise the Minsk agreement. The foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba some reason called their implementation "wishlist of Russia". In Berlin and Moscow, to such diplomatic innovations have reacted, to put it mildly, without enthusiasm. Who convinces the President's office optionally signed five years ago, the international instruments and what are their real prospects — in the material RIA Novosti.

President Vladimir Putin and Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation on 15 July discussed the statements of the Ukrainian officials on the revision of the "Minsk-2". And agreed on the fact that the "line of Kiev on the selective performance of its obligations under this document leads to a deadlock the negotiation process".

Putin denied the link between the Crimea and the deterioration of relations between Russia and Ukraine

The deterioration of relations between Moscow and Kiev not connected with the Crimea, said Vladimir Putin in an interview with "Russia 1".

According to him, first, in Ukraine there was a coup and seize power, and then "views" and "ways" with her leadership, "were diametrically opposed".

Peskov: Kyiv's withdrawal from the Minsk agreements complicates the negotiations on the Donbass

A new base for the settlement of the situation in the Donbass in the case of Kiev from the Minsk agreements create will be extremely difficult, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

"The fact that we would then lose any kind of base on which we build the negotiation process. The database will not create a new database in a new document it will be extremely difficult," - said Peskov on air of TV channel "Russia 1".

In Kiev explained the position on the revision of the Minsk agreements

The Deputy head of the delegation of Kiev in the contact group on settling the situation in Donbass Alexey Reznikov said that Minsk agreements, not much is working, but decisions about their review may be accepted only at the level of "Norman" summit (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France).

Thursday Reznikov said that the Minsk agreement is largely irrelevant. After that, the Deputy head of presidential administration Dmitry Kozak said that Moscow expects from Kyiv official data about the further participation in the Minsk agreements.

Moscow is waiting for clarification of the official position of Kyiv Minsk agreements

Moscow expects from Kyiv explanations regarding the words of the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Reznikov on irrelevance of the Minsk agreements in the Donbass, if these statements are not refuted, then leaves Kiev from the Minsk and Normandy formats on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, told journalists on Friday the Deputy head of the presidential administration Dmitry Kozak.

On Thursday, the Ukrainian Vice-Premier for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories Alexey Reznikov said that the Minsk agreement is largely irrelevant. Earlier Reznikov said that the Minsk agreements are worthless from the international legal point of view, but the Belarusian capital it is necessary to use as a platform for the conflict settlement in the Donbass. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that the Minsk process on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass has not yet died and "rests on the German-French ventilator".

Lavrov assessed the results of the meeting of the advisers of the leaders of the Normandy format

The last meeting of the advisers of the leaders of the Normandy format in Berlin was very productive, but Kiev disavowed the agreements reached at the meeting of the contact group on settlement in the Donbass, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"At a recent meeting of the assistants of the leaders of the Normandy format in Berlin, which was very productive, was reached a number of agreements and in regard to another phase of the exchange of detainees and respect is a very important agreement in the contact group on security issues, including harmonization of the texts of the orders that must be accepted by the warring parties - Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk - detailing the actions that would be prohibited by these orders. It was agreed upon," Lavrov said during an online session, "Primako readings."

The DNR said about the lack of progress in agreeing measures to truce

The envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group on the Donbas, foreign Minister of the Republic of Natalia Nikonorova said about the lack of progress in the issue of negotiating and signing additional measures to monitor the ceasefire in the region.

On Tuesday, the video had talks of the working groups on Donbass, on Wednesday held a meeting of the contact group.

Peskov praised the prospects of the "Normandy summit"

Holding the summit in "Norman format" (Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France) Donbass soon perhaps, but only if the implementation of the Paris agreements, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

"We can say unequivocally that the implementation of the Paris agreements possible imminent holding of the summit in "channel format". The key phrase is in the implementation of the Paris agreements," said Peskov told reporters.

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