In Germany, explained why the administration trump doesn’t want to connect to the channel format

The administration of Donald trump, as the Obama team considers the resolution of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine the area of responsibility of the European Union, therefore, is not interested in the extension channel format.

This opinion in an interview with “German wave” was expressed by the representative of Germany on cooperation with Russia Gernot Erler, reports “Russian conversation”.

According to him, Kiev has realized that the new American administration will continue the policies of Barack Obama and will not participate in the Normandy process.

In Washington are confident that the Ukrainian crisis is, first and foremost, a European problem, which should deal with Brussels.

However, Erler stressed that in respect of the operation of the Normandy format are constant consultations with the American side .

We will remind, on Saturday, may 20, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is going to visit Germany where he will meet with the head of German government Angela Merkel. During the negotiations the parties intend to thoroughly discuss the situation in Donbass and further steps in the framework of the Normandy format.

Earlier, permanent representative of the Russian side in the tripartite contact group to resolve the crisis in Eastern Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov noted that the change in the channel format is not discussed.

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