MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French President Francois Hollande expressed his and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s readiness on Tuesday to hold Normandy Four format talks on the Ukrainian reconciliation at any point.
"Regarding the Minsk agreements, the progress is too slow. I am ready with Mrs Mekel to assemble the Normandy Format at any moment," Hollande said speaking at the Council of Europe.
The French president called on Kiev to fulfill its obligations under the agreement.
In February 2015, Kiev forces and Donbass independence supporters signed a peace agreement in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. The deal stipulates a full ceasefire, weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in Donbass, as well as constitutional reforms that would give a special status to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. Despite the agreement, the ceasefire regime is regularly violated, with both sides accusing each other of multiple breaches, undermining the terms of the accord.