Extending Normandy Format Talks on Ukraine Unreasonable

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The inclusion of new members to the Normandy format of talks on resolving the Ukrainian crisis is not reasonable, a senior European diplomatic source told Sputnik.

A member of the OSCE mission (R) and reporters examine a crater in Telmanove, a village south of Donetsk - Sputnik International
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VIENNA (Sputnik), Daria Chernyshova Earlier, Ukrainian authorities spoke in favor of including the United States in the Normandy Four, comprising Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. In February, the foursome hammered out a ceasefire deal between Kiev and eastern Ukraine's independence supporters, who the West claims are supported by Moscow.

"I don't think it would be a good idea," the source said. "The US has a role, others have a role. But I think that Normandy format is good because France and Germany talk to both [Russia and Ukraine]…I don't think Russia and Ukraine will find a better configuration to talk."

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