Zelensky discloses issues he plans to discuss at Normandy Summit

President of Ukraine is on a working visit to Stanytsia Luhanska
18:50, 20 November 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has outlined four main issues that he plans to discuss at the meeting in the Normandy format. He stated this during a working visit to Stanytsia Luhanska.

According to the President of Ukraine, first of all, specific dates for the return of all Ukrainian prisoners, including those, who are not confirmed by the other party, but who are on Ukrainian lists, will be discussed.

The second issue is related to the long-time ceasefire in Donbas. "You know, a temporary ceasefire for two or three days, and then they started firing, and we started losing people. I mean serious ceasefire, a serious ceasefire. With clear terms and responsibilities," the president said.

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In addition, he plans to raise the issue of giving Ukraine control over the entire length of the Ukrainian-Russian border. Zelensky also wants to discuss the possibility of holding local elections, as he noted, "already within the territory of Ukraine, not in the temporarily occupied territory".

As we reported earlier, leaders of the Normandy Quartet’s countries (Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany) may sign a framework document on perspectives of Donbas political regulation in Paris, on December 9.

“The document, which may be suggested for leaders of the countries to apply on the results of the summit, is ready and approved. He has framework nature and contains further steps for resolving under the Normandy format in compliance with the Minsk complex of measures as the basis of the peace process,” the source stated.

Related: Zelensky reports absence of shellings at three sections of disengagement of forces in Donbas

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