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Kremlin still sees chance of four-way summit on Ukraine on Oct. 19
October 13, 2016 / 10:56 AM / a year ago

Kremlin still sees chance of four-way summit on Ukraine on Oct. 19

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday that it still sees a chance of holding a “Normandy format” summit on the Ukraine conflict in Berlin on Oct. 19.

Президент России Владимир Путин выступает на инвестиционном форуме в Москве 12 октября 2016 года. Путин, повысивший ставки в дипломатическом споре с США так, что инвесторы и аналитики заговорили о рисках прямого вооруженного конфликта, в среду смягчил риторику, призвав к "компромиссам" и отказу от политики санкций, но отмахнулся от угроз Запада об уголовном преследовании за авиаудары в Сирии. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/via REUTERS

“Meetings of experts will be held, and a pretty serious discussion will take place. If these expert meetings end with a positive result, there will appear such a chance (for the summit),” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

Earlier on Thursday, Germany played down prospects of a summit with France and Russia on Ukraine taking place soon. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said further work was needed by advisers before any meeting was possible.

Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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