Merkel called progress Steinmeier formula matching
The venue of the summit in the Norman format has already been determined, but the dates have not yet been announced.
The meeting of leaders of the Norman-format countries will be held in Paris, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, October 2.
вЂњWe want to find a date to meet in Paris, this time it will be Paris,вЂќ Merkel said.
The chancellor called progress the approval of SteinmeierвЂ™s formula but said that itвЂ™s premature to talk about the possible lifting of sanctions from Russia.
вЂњWe have made progress, but many further steps are needed. This does not mean that we can already lift the sanctions, but there are prerequisites, and all parties today have confirmed that now a meeting can be held at the level of heads of state and government,вЂќ she said.
As reported, despite the approval of the Steinmeier formula, Russia said that the timing of the Norman Four summit would be determined only after the withdrawal of troops in the two areas agreed on the eve of the contact line in the Donbas.