US, UK, Germany, France, Italy offer to resume Normandy format

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five heads of state and government pledged to do whatever is necessary to support peace and security in Europe
08:41, 7 December 2021

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

The heads of state and government of the United States, Germany, France, Italy, and Great Britain proposed to resume negotiations in the "Normandy format" to resolve the conflict in Donbas as the Élysée Palace reported.

"The five heads of state and government shared their analysis of the tension existing between Russia and Ukraine, expressed their determination to respect the sovereignty of the latter and declared their commitment to action to maintain peace and security in Europe," the statement said.

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It is noted that they all recalled the need to resume negotiations between Russia and Ukraine within the framework of the so-called "Norman Group" under the auspices of France and Germany.

We remind that US President Joe Biden phoned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson due to the escalation between Russia and Ukraine.

Related: Russia not to participate in Normandy format meeting as it is “staged”

On December 6, it became known that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The conversation took place before the talks between American and Russian leaders Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

The talks between US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will take place on the evening of December 7.

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Biden, after speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin, will speak with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

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