One of the main topics of the meeting between the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the President of Russia Volodymyr Putin may be the analysis of the implementation of the agreements of the Normandy Four. The press service of the Office of the President reports citing the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak.
"We see that fundamental things of a humanitarian nature and in the field of security have not been implemented yet. There are other issues that should be discussed at the highest level," Andriy Yermak said.
According to him, Ukraine does not intend to change the Normandy process to talks between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia but aims to use different formats to end the conflict and establish peace in Donbas.
In addition, other members of the Normandy Format support this desire.
He also added that the terms of the meeting are still being agreed upon, but it is too early to announce the details.
Since March 2021 the aggravation of the conflict is observed in Donbas, militants hell the Ukrainian military. Russia has conducted large-scale military exercises near the border with Ukraine.
On April 22, it was reported that Russia was withdrawing troops from Ukraine's borders to permanent locations. The head of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation instructed the General Staff, the commander of troops of military districts, and airborne troops to plan and start the return of troops to points of permanent dislocation from April 23.
The escalation of the conflict in Donbas was the reason why Zelensky wants to meet with Putin.
As a reminder, Kremlin declared that negotiations of Zelensky and Putin shouldn't concern a question of settlement of a situation in Donbas, and only bilateral relations.