No breakthroughs at Normandy Format meeting: Russian FM

MINSK, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday's meeting of the Normandy quartet foreign ministers has made no breakthroughs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

The implementation of the Minsk Agreements stalled despite "the attention that is paid to it by leaders of the four countries," Lavrov told reporters following the Normandy Format meeting in Minsk on Tuesday night.

The diplomat stressed that at the working level, the parties can not even agree on the sequence of steps in the field of security and political reform.

Lavrov also said nobody was planning to set up a militarized OSCE mission in southeastern Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said it was impossible to talk about major results of the meeting but expressed hope for some progress on humanitarian issues.

Foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine attended the talks in Minsk.

[ Editor: Jiaming ]


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