Ukraine – Ministerial meeting in the Normandy format in Berlin (May 11, 2016)

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will visit Berlin on Wednesday, May 11, to meet with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in the Normandy format to take stock of progress toward implementing the Minsk agreements.

In accordance with the priorities identified during the most recent meeting of the ministers in this format on March 3, 2016, in Paris, the participants will review measures to consolidate the ceasefire following the Easter truce which has been in force since May 1, and will discuss ways to ensure the security of local elections in eastern Ukraine. The discussions will also focus on improving the humanitarian and economic situation in eastern Ukraine.