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Zelensky shows readiness for bilateral meeting with Putin

President of Ukraine would like to have a clear understanding of when and how the war in Donbas will stop
17:54, 27 November 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky claimed his readiness for negotiations in different formats and for a bilateral meeting with the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Zelensky stated this during the briefing with the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, Interfax reports.

After being asked by the journalists if he is ready for a one-on-one meeting with Putin, the President of Ukraine responded:

"I think there will be many two-sided formats. I am sure there can be a format with both Ms. Merkel and Mr. Macron and Mr. Putin. We are ready for any formats within the Normandy format to talk about it," Zelensky stated.

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He also stressed that he would like to have a clear understanding of when and how the war in Donbas will stop.

"We do not expect to end the war tomorrow, but I want a clear understanding as President of Ukraine when and how we can end the war," the President of Ukraine said.

As we reported earlier, Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), informed France Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins that Kyiv had fulfilled all the necessary conditions for the summit in the "Normandy format" to take place and now the Russian Federation must take reciprocal steps.

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