Klimkin in Munich to meet with Lavrov before ‘Normandy meeting’

Klimkin in Munich to meet with Lavrov before ‘Normandy meeting’

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich before a meeting of the "Normandy Four".

Klimkin said this to Ukrainian journalists in Munich, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"I plan to meet with Lavrov before this [the "Normandy meeting"].  It will be a slightly different conversation, since the hostage issue is very important, and now it is being blocked ... I will tell Lavrov that they have to control their occupation administration. I will certainly touch upon the issue of our political prisoners, since, as usual, he refuses to discuss this issue within the framework of the Normandy format. Of course, we will discuss a peacekeeping mission as there is a lot of speculation now," Klimkin said.

He notes that the "Normandy meeting" takes place today without the participation of the French foreign minister.

According to Klimkin, the worsening of the security situation in Donbas, where the number of shelling from heavy weapons increases, will be the main issue of the meeting.

As reported, the 54th Munich Security Conference opens on February 16.


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