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Translated by Ollie Richardson


After the recent events in Crimea, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin refused to discuss the idea of holding a meeting in the Normandy Format with the participation of the Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in the Chinese city of Hangzhou at the G20 summit, according to the assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov in an interview with

As Ushakov noted, Ukraine is not a member of the G20, but Poroshenko in one of the telephone conversations offered to hold a meeting in China at the highest level.

“The meeting was not coordinated, it was just an idea. However, after recent events in Crimea, Putin refused to discuss even the possibility of such a meeting. Therefore, there will be no “Normandy Format” in Hangzhou,” said Ushakov.

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