According to the head of state press secretary, the sides held a «compare notes» on the most important moments of the Minsk Agreements.


After the meeting in the «Norman format» at the Elysee Palace, Russian President Vladimir Putin left without commenting on the talks. About how the meeting went and what results were obtained said Dmitiry Peskov, a spokesman of the Russian president.


Peskov said that during the meeting was agreed that all the Minsk agreements should be implemented without any interpretations. Negotiators noted positive developments in the Ukrainian situation, in particular, on the issue of signing the document on the withdrawal of weapons up to 100 mm caliber. Presumably, the withdrawal will begin tomorrow at midnight. The sides also talked about the support of the OSCE mission, expanding its mandate and humanitarian aspects.


In addition, was debated the topic of amnesty and local elections in Donbass. Was raised a question about the Ukrainian pilot Savchenko, but Vladimir Putin has said that it can be discussed only after the sentencing.


Meanwhile, the dialogue on Ukraine will be continued, said Peskov. In November, as expected, it will be a meeting of foreign ministers. In addition, contacts of Presidents Assistants for International Affairs are continuing.