According to TASS, he said this after a meeting in Minsk with representatives of the LPR and DPR.

“There is no very important participant in the negotiations in the format of the Norman Four - Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine - these are separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions,” the German politician believes.

According to Oemé, he took the initiative in the Council of Europe to “establish and promote negotiations” with the republics of Donbass.

Earlier, a spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that in order to resolve the conflict in the Donbass, Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky needs to dominate the political arena of Ukraine.