The Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs said: “We have agreed that we will continue insisting on unhindered access of the Red Cross and other international humanitarian organizations. Without this access we will be unable to move forward.”
In particular, Martin Sajdik said he expects that a number of humanitarian issues will be resolved and that humanitarian problems will be high on the agenda of the next meeting of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine in Minsk. “It is very important and all of us understand it,” he said.
When talking to reporters, Ukraine Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin said that the discussion on the roadmap had not produced the desired results, and the talks on the roadmap would continue in various formats, according to RBK-Ukraine.
We agreed that the work will be continued both in the 'Normandy format', at the level of experts, lawyers, military experts, diplomatic representatives and also in the contact group and its working groups, the Russian minister said.
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov made the statement after the four-way meeting of the ministers of foreign affairs of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany in Minsk on 29 November, BelTA has learned.
The agenda of the meeting was not announced. A number of media outlets suggested that the talks would discuss a roadmap to resolve the situation in the south-east of Ukraine. The Normandy Four leaders gave an instruction to draw up such a roadmap at a meeting in Berlin on 19 October.