President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky proposes to expand the Normandy format to seven countries. He wants the United States, Canada, and Britain to take part in the talks. Zelensky stated this in an interview with the Financial Times.
The Ukrainian president also proposes to change the Minsk process. According to Zelensky, there are two options.
"It (the Minsk process) should serve the purposes of the present, not the past. There are two options: we can change the Minsk Protocol, adjust it. Or we can use some other format. Speed matters. The pace of this process is important, we lose people every day," he said.
As was reported, Leonid Kravchuk, the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Minsk talks group said Peace talks to solve the Donbas conflict should be taking place in a neutral and democratic country, and Belarus is not an option now.