The Ukrainian question will take a significant part of the talks between Putin and Macron

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoThe Ukrainian question will take a significant part of the talks between Putin and Macron© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

A significant aspect in France, the meeting of Russian and French presidents Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron is a Ukrainian settlement, told reporters the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

«Of course, a significant part of the presidents will devote to international Affairs… In international issues, Ukraine will occupy a large place from the perspective of the functioning of the «Norman format» — he said.

He noted that the importance of the discussion of this will be in the context of the recent and upcoming contacts of Macron with European leaders.

Ushakov recalled that during the last telephone conversation between the leaders of the «Norman format», when the current President of France was Francois Hollande, an agreement was reached that the new leader of the Republic will be involved in this work. In addition, this subject was actively discussed during the may 15 visit of the Macron in Berlin.

According to Ushakov, Putin will present the point of view of Russia on the development of the Ukrainian domestic crisis.

«But most importantly, we expect presidents once again confirm the necessity of the dense and active joint work in the framework of the «Norman format», and no alternative to the Minsk agreements», — said Ushakov.

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