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    No progress has been achieved in talks on the Ukrainian crisis in the Normandy Four ministerial format on Tuesday in Minsk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Lavrov, the ministers were not able to coordinate further steps in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, especially in the areas of security and political reforms.

    "No breakthroughs were achieved today. However, I think it is a positive sign that the October 19 agreements between the [Normandy Four] leaders are not questioned, as it used to be…," Lavrov said following the talks, which also involved the French, the German and the Ukrainian top diplomats.

    The foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine on Tuesday agreed to continue work at the level of ministries and within the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov said.

    "We agreed that the work in the Normandy format at the level of legal experts, military experts, diplomatic representatives and in the Contact Group and its subgroups will be continued," Lavrov said.

    He added that the economic subgroup of the Contact Group should immediately resume its operation.


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