The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands before a meeting in Normandy format. About this in his Twitter wrote a Russian journalist Dmitry Smirnov.
“Handshakes Putin and Poroshenko in Berlin was not: the President entered the hall, presidents of France and Ukraine were already sitting at the table,” he said.
In Berlin began talks in Normandy format with the participation of Poroshenko, Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.
Ukraine represented at the meeting by President Poroshenko, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the President’s Advisor on international Affairs Konstantin Yeliseyev. Russian President Putin, foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, presidential adviser Vladislav Surkov.