Zelensky summarizes results of negotiations in Paris

Source : 112 Ukraine

President of Ukraine considers negotiations on terms of exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine his main victory
08:41, 10 December 2019


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky summed up that the meeting with the leaders in Normandy format had ended up in a "draw" for Ukraine, although there had been some success. It was stated at the briefing after the Normandy Summit broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"It was very important not only to discuss all the issues, but also to agree on clear concrete steps, timelines for their fulfillment and to obtain all the participating countries’ consent for it," the President emphasized.

President of Ukraine also stated that he considered negotiations on terms of exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine his main victory.

Related: Normandy Talks 2019: Outcome

"For me, the most important victory - I was going with it - we agreed on “all for all” exchange. It is written down in the Minsk agreements, but now the terms have been agreed. I believe that this will be observed," Zelensky emphasized. 

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on December 9 in Paris at the Normandy Summit.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the aides to Presidents and Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Four will prepare a new summit in four months.

"We now need to instruct the foreign ministers, as well as the Presidents' aides, to agree on political and dangerous conditions in order to complete all the prerequisites for the city elections in four months," Macron said.

Related: Putin: Number of checkpoints in Donbas should be increased

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