President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky intends to initiate negotiations with the leaders of the Normandy format member states regarding the aggravation of the situation in Donbas, where the number of cases of opening fire has significantly increased since the beginning of the year. This was announced by the press secretary of the President Yulia Mendel on the air of Dom TV channel.
"Four Ukrainians were killed on Friday. That is why the president initiated an urgent extraordinary meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group's security subgroup. He also intends to discuss the situation and further steps to achieve peace in Donbas with the leaders of the Normandy Four countries," Mendel said.
As we reported earlier, on March 9, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the preparation of the Normandy Format meeting. However, in case it does not take place, the leader of the state will find another format of the talks with each side as the president stated at Ukraine 30 forum.
“The Normandy Format meeting is being prepared. It should take place. If there is no meeting in Normandy Format, I would find a format within which I will meet each of them individually. There will be no chance to postpone the decision of this issue,” Zelensky said.