The initiative to expand the Normandy Quartet, put forward by former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko and promoted by the country’s new President Vladimir Zelensky, has been rejected for good, Head of the Russian Center for Current Politics Alexei Chesnakov said, commenting on a recent meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Emmanuel Macron of France, TASS reports.
"I think the meeting did produce specific results. The parties emphasized the importance of the Normandy talks on resolving the Ukrainian conflict with Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France. It means that an initiative to expand the group, promoted by Poroshenko and Zelensky, has been rejected for good. The group won’t be expanded and consequently, the Minsk Agreements won’t be revised," the expert said in an interview with the "Aktualnye Kommentarii" (or Relevant Comments) online newspaper.