The next meeting of the leaders of the states - participants of the "Normandy format" is necessary, first of all, for Ukraine, since such negotiations will contribute to the end of hostilities in Donbas. The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak stated this, the press service of the President’s Office reports.
“We are very often told, including within the country, that we need a meeting of leaders in the Normandy format almost as an end in itself. This is not true. Today, yes, we are active. For one reason only - the war is on our territory, they are dying our people. And therefore the president - for him there is nothing more important than stopping this war," Andriy Yermak said.
He added that it is necessary to end the war on Ukrainian terms and in the interests of Ukraine. Therefore, our state will continue to do everything necessary to make this happen as quickly as possible.
The head of the President's Office noted that all four leaders of the countries of the Normandy format, both during telephone conversations and in public statements, do not question the need for another meeting.