The government of Greece held in Berlin in secret negotiations with Turkey, despite the decision of President Tayyip Erdogan to make the Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul,. The announcement sparked outrage among the Greek public, the opposition demanded an immediate clarification.
On the negotiations said Tuesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.
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 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.
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.
The head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andrey Ermak said that last Friday the talks between the advisers of the leaders of "Norman Quartet" at step brought the parties to hold a summit in Berlin.
In the negotiations of advisors, which also took place in Berlin, was attended on the Russian side, Dmitry Kozak, the German - Ian Hecker, from the French - Emmanuel Bon, with Ukrainian Andriy Yermak. According to the Ukrainian side, the meeting lasted 11 hours.