Q: The political advisors to the Normandy Format met virtually on Wednesday. Can you confirm that Ukraine raised the issue of gas? Is France prepared to guarantee that the Minsk Agreement will continue to be given priority in the dialogue with Kiev?
A: The diplomatic advisors to the leaders of the Normandy Format did indeed meet on September 8. The content of these discussions is not made public; that is a key condition in the effort to build long-term confidence between the parties. France, along with Germany, is continuing its efforts within the Normandy Format with a view to the full implementation of the Minsk Agreement, the only agreed-upon basis for a just and lasting resolution to the Donbas conflict.