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Zelensky to lay down conditions for talks with occupied Donbas at Normandy Summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to presidential assistant Andriy Yermak, Zelenskhy comes to the summit with the new formula of the representation of occupied Donbas at the talks of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk
20:57, 5 December 2019

Andriy Yermak
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will lay down conditions for the negotiations with particular areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions during the Normandy Summit in Paris on December 9 as Radio Liberty correspondent Maryana Derkach reported on Twitter citing presidential assistant Andriy Yermak.

According to Yermak, one of the offers of President Zelensky is the new formula of the representation of occupied Donbas at the talks of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk.

“We want people who have some connection, registration in these 18 districts to be the representatives of the territories. Those who have the real estate, business…who have the legal confirmation that they may represent these areas,” he noted.

Related: Zelensky to consider Law on Donbas’s special status after Normandy summit, - official

Earlier Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the elections in occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions might take place only according to Ukrainian legislation.

As we reported earlier, the Normandy format meeting of the countries' leaders is scheduled for December 9 and will be held in the Palais de l'Élysée in Paris. The Office of the President of Ukraine in its turn confirmed that all sides agreed on the date of the Normandy Format summit – December 9, Paris as the office.

However, Kremlin spokesman urges not to overestimate expectations from the Normandy summit. Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian President, reiterated it is necessary to pass a law on the special status of Donbas as part of the Minsk agreements.

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