The newly elected president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that he was ready to negotiate with Russia in the Normandy format. Zelensky wrote on Facebook
“I would like to emphasize once again that I am ready for talks. I hope that at the next meeting in the Norman format Russia will demonstrate readiness for de-escalation,” Zelensky wrote.
According to the report, the newly elected president the concrete proofs of readiness should be the mutual exchange of our prisoners in the format of ‘all for all’.
Zelensky believes that the Ukrainian party is ready to discuss the new conditions for the coexistence of Ukraine and Russia, with the understanding that true normalization will only take place after the complete de-occupation of Donbas and Crimea.
Zelensky also expressed hope that Russia wants to negotiate more than to shoot.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin does not rule out the possibility to meet the newly elected president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in person.
According to the report, Putin claimed he would speak about the ways of solving the Donbas crisis during the meeting if it takes place.