Normandy Format: Progress of Three Years

Three years ago the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia created a diplomatic group of senior representatives of the four countries called "The Normandy format", also known as "The Normandy Contact Group". The main task of the group is to resolve the conflict in the East of Ukraine. Whether they succeeded in it so far answered Bohdan Yaremenko, foreign policy and security expert, the head of "Maidan of Foreign Affairs" foundation, exclusively for UATV English.

"From the very beginning of the existence of this format the negotiations were directed on a highly unlikely way of the resolving of the conflict - the diplomatic way," commented Mr Yaremenko and added that for Russia, all of the negotiations within the process were simply the instrument of hiding the real intentions from the other participants.

Whether there is something that can make Russia hold the promises under the agreement and should we expect the US to join "The Normandy format" - these and other issues were discussed duirng the interview as well.

 

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