Normandy Format Meeting: Putin to meet Poroshenko, Hollande, Merkel on Oct. 19 - Kremlin

10:18 Oct. 11, 2016

Putin to meet Poroshenko, Hollande, Merkel on Oct. 19 - Kremlin

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin during the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day in Ouistreham, western France, June 6, 2014

Talks of the Normandy Four leaders on Ukraine will take place in Berlin 

Meeting of leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany in the so-called Normandy format is scheduled for October 19 in Berlin, a Kremlin aide has announced on Monday.

"It is expected on the 19th of October so far," Russian presidential aide Yuriy Ushakov was quoted as saying by Russian state media.

Putin is already due to visit Paris on that day, although French President Francois Hollande has said he may not see his Russian counterpart. Hollande has condemned Putin's "unacceptable" support for Syrian air strikes.

It was not immediately clear whether Putin planned to visit both cities on the same day.

Read also No Donbas ceasefire promises given to Germany as Russia "not party to conflict" - Kremlin

The Kremlin had earlier said German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Putin had agreed on a schedule of future contacts.

Based on reporting by Reuters

 

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