Occupied Ukrainian Crimea, Russia has refused to participate in the meeting in the Normandy format in China on the sidelines of the G20 summit. As excuses named fabricated by the FSB information about the alleged preparation of the Ukrainian intelligence of terrorist attacks in the ARC. The refusal was announced by the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, according to RIA Novosti.
“The meeting was not agreed after the events in the Crimea. Our President clearly stated his attitude on a possible contact, so we refused to even consider such a prospect,” – said Ushakov.
He also said that a trilateral meeting between the heads of Germany, France and Russia will not take place.
August 23, the press service of the Elysee Palace after a telephone conversation with Hollande, Merkel and Putin announced that the parties agreed to a joint meeting at the summit of G20 leaders in Hangzhou (China) on 4-5 September.
On 10 August, the FSB and Putin accused Ukraine of preparing attacks in the Crimea. Ukraine has rejected the charges. According to the Ukrainian intelligence, in the Crimea there was a firefight between the FSB and the Russian military. This situation is the Russian government trying to pass off as sabotage of Ukraine. The EU and NATO said that Moscow failed to provide evidence against Ukraine. Presidentits Poroshenko recommended Putin to stop “dream” and begin to abide by international agreements.