OREANDA-NEWS. The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France claimed that the initiative to create a parliamentary “Normandy format” will help in the efforts of the contact group on Ukraine and the leaders of states and governments.

“This is an initiative of parliamentarians, who should clarify their intentions. This type of initiative seems to us to be supportive of the efforts of the tripartite contact group, leaders and heads of government of the “Normandy format,” a representative of the Ministry noted.

The day before, Russian President Vladimir Putin held the talks with Ukrainian deputy Viktor Medvedchuk and State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. Putin said that Moscow is ready to support the idea of ​​including parliamentarians from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France in the “Normandy format” and expressed hope that the administration of the Ukrainian President would support this idea too.