Meeting in the Normandy format at the level of the presidents of France, Ukraine, Russia and the chancellor of Germany on the Ukrainian crisis, sheduled for Jan 15 in Astana, postponed for "several weeks".
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok announced this in Strasbourg during the Committee meeting, UNIAN reports.
"The meeting, which was planned for this week, won't be held. There is no agreement among political directors and ministers (of foreign affairs –Ed.) on that the achieved progress is sufficient for this meeting to be held, despite all the preparatory work. It was to be held in the Normandy format. However, it will be postponed for several weeks," he said.
In this regard, Brok said that "he is no more optimistic, as no agreement has been reached on a sufficient number of issues, which could be really important for the outcome".
To recall, the foreign ministers of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France who met in Berlin on Monday were unable to make enough progress in closed-door meetings on the Ukrainian crisis to move ahead with a higher-level summit.