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Kremlin assessing prospects of holding new Normandy Four summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian side is also ready to negotiate substantively, but before negotiating substantively, it is necessary to substantively implement existing agreements
21:44, 12 January 2022

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Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitriy Peskov commented on the statement of the Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky on the need for a new Normandy Four summit. The Kremlin believes that it is first necessary to implement the previously reached agreements, TASS reports.

According to him, today there is no understanding when the Normandy summit could take place at the level of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, but "hints of this meeting have never disappeared."

He commented on Zelensky's words that Kyiv is ready for decisions on resolving the conflict in Donbas.

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"The Russian side is also ready to negotiate substantively, but before negotiating substantively, it is necessary to substantively implement existing agreements. Otherwise, to load new unfeasible agreements on unfulfilled agreements - we do not think this is the right practice," Peskov added.

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced his readiness for a new Normandy Four summit and welcomed the efforts that Ukraine's partners in the Normandy format continue making for the practical implementation of the leaders' agreements reached during the Paris Summit of the Normandy Four leaders in December 2019. Zelensky said this during a meeting with foreign and security policy adviser to the German Chancellor Jens Plötner and diplomatic adviser to the President of France Emmanuel Bonn, who arrived in Kyiv, following talks in Moscow as part of the Normandy dialogue.

President welcomed the efforts that Ukraine's partners in the Normandy format continue making for the practical implementation of the leaders' agreements reached during the Paris Summit of the Normandy Four leaders in December 2019.

"It is time to agree in a substantive manner for ending the conflict, and we are ready for the necessary decisions during the new summit of the leaders of the four countries," he said.

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