Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin commented on the sudden visit of the deputy head of the presidential administration, Dmitry Kozak, to Berlin for talks on the Donbass. He thinks that for Ukraine it is a negative story.
This is reported by the NPF, referring to Facebook Pavel Klimkin’s page.
Pavel Klimkin expressed concern that instead of speaking by phone, Dmitry Kozak decided to go personally to Berlin. According to Klimkin, this indicates that confidential matters have been raised in Berlin.
Furthermore, according to Klimkin, Kozak’s invitation to Berlin indicates that Western partners in Ukraine are not satisfied with the agreements to create the so-called Advisory Council.
According to Klimkin, the Berlin official understood what resonance in the media space would lead to Kozak’s visit to Berlin, but he nevertheless took this step. The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine believes that Germany has thus given Ukraine the signal to adhere to the “Norman” format of the negotiations on the Donbass.
“Perhaps it is a signal for Ukraine to stick to the” Norman format “, rather than to” get carried away “by bilateral contacts,” writes Klimkin.
Klimkin recalled that Kozak is one of the closest people to Putin, a poet in Berlin whose issues he could discuss other than Donbass, for example, Nord Stream-2. Klimkin said the parties could discuss ideas on how to bypass U.S. sanctions and implement the Nord Stream-2 project.
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