Zelensky promises to hold Normandy Summit until end of Covid-19 pandemic

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian side is willing to hold a meeting in the Normandy format in the coming months
08:06, 23 June 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has promised to hold a Normandy Summit until the end of the coronavirus pandemic. He stated this in a Skype interview with The Globe and Mail, the president's press service reports.

"We must do everything possible to hold a meeting in the Normandy format in the coming months without waiting until the end of the pandemic. At least we are doing everything for this," Zelensky said.

Related: Normandy Four meeting to take place after Covid-19 pandemic fades away, - Zelensky

In addition, the Ukrainian side raised the issue of a ceasefire in Donbas in conditions of the coronavirus pandemic during the negotiations of the Minsk Trilateral Contact Group, and consultations are underway.

Zelensky stressed that he believed in achieving peace in Donbas through diplomacy. However, he is convinced that other countries should put pressure on Russia, otherwise there will be no result.

As we reported earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reported his readiness to discuss the date of the next summit in Normandy Format with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. 

Related: Donbas conflict parties ignore agreements reached during Normandy Four Summit in Paris, - EU in OSCE

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