Joint statement after Ukraine talks in Berlin

06.03.2015 - Press release

High level government representatives from Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine as well as the OSCE released the following joint statement after their Normandy Format meeting on the crisis in Ukraine at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin today:

Political Directors/Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Format, at their first meeting of the Minsk oversight mechanism, met March 6th in Berlin to discuss the implementation of the Minsk Package, in particular the current situation on the ground, the necessary conditions and technical equipment needed by the OSCE to effectively monitor and verify the implementation of the cease-fire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons as well as launching the political process agreed in the Minsk Package.

The OSCE was represented by the OSCE CiO’s special envoy to the Ukraine, Ambassador Tagliavini, and the Head of the OSCE-SMM, Ambassador Apakan.

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