According to Novoye Vremya, activists demanded "under no circumstances to implement Steinmeier’s formula." According to them, its implementation will mean "legitimizing the pro-Russian autonomy of Donbass and amnesty for militants."

At a rally called "Norman Conspiracy - High Treason" was attended by several hundred people.

Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristayko announced that he had reached an agreement on the Steinmeier formula at a meeting of advisers on September 2.

Later, Russia's envoy to the contact group, Boris Gryzlov, said that Kiev at the group meeting refused to sign it.