14 Sep 2018 15:34

Lavrov says aides of Normandy Four leaders fail to put 'Steinmeier formula' on paper

BERLIN. Sept 14 (Interfax) - The aides of the Normandy Four leaders have again failed to agree on formalizing "the Steinmeier formula" in a recent phone call, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"I think that representatives of the Normandy Four leaders had another phone call the day before yesterday. The aides spoke over the phone," Lavrov said at a plenary meeting of the German-Russian Forum in Berlin on Friday.

"Yet again the attempt by the French and German representatives to formalize the 'Steinmeier formula' on paper encountered resistance of the Ukrainian representative," he said.