Only Macron can bring back to life Normandy Format, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s president is sure that if there is the support of Ukraine, Russia will also have a desire for it
14:08, 16 April 2021


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is sure that President of France Emmanuel Macron can bring back to life the Normandy Format as the President’s Office reported.

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Volodymyr Zelensky gave an interview to Le Figator and answering the question of whether or not the Normandy Format talks have a future, the Ukrainian president underlined that exactly Macron can revive it.

“I believe that the Normandy Format was in a coma, then we succeeded to meet at the end of 2019. I really saw that this format, if we continue the allegory, it’s heart beats and it got a pulse. Now we see that the format has health issues because anybody of it wants to work. We need support here, first of all, of Mr. Macron and then, we will believe, the desire of Russia appears. Because now, whatever they say, Russia and its representatives in the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, I know it for sure, block everything,” Zelensky said.

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Besides, the president of Ukraine added that he would like the relations of Ukraine and France to be better than the relations of Macron and Russia.

Earlier, it was reported that talks between Zelensky and Macron are planned for April 16. Besides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will participate in them. The sides will discuss the escalation in Donbas.

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