Expert: Russia shows focus on the success of the Normandy meetings "
Possible involvement of assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladislav Surkov in the work of the contact group on settlement in the East of Ukraine testifies to the serious mood of the Russian capital on finding ways to resolve the conflict, the head of the Department for European security, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences Dmitry Danilov.
Planned participation Surkov at the meeting of the contact group in Minsk said first correspondents Russian Ambassador to Belarus Alexander Surikov. Meeting of the contact group precedes scheduled for Wednesday in Minsk contacts of leaders " channel format ".
"Surkov is not only an employee of the presidential administration and a member of his immediate circle. The Russian side extremely seriously hoped that agreement will be reached, " said Fins news Danilov.
As stated by the specialist, part Surkov obliged not be considered in terms of its formal status, and positions of political responsibility.
Danilov believes that the Russian Federation in the negotiations will not deviate from its announced first position, but if we talk About the balance sheet is unlikely to focus on your opinion."
recently it was announced that the leaders of the " channel four ", which includes Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine have agreed to hold eleven February meeting with the coordination of certain positions. Tripartite contact group in Ukraine is preparing rules and the content of the summit in Minsk.