Zelensky proposes to expand Normandy format, change Minsk process

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President of Ukraine wants the United States, Canada, and Britain to take part in the talks
14:43, 26 April 2021

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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.

Related: Ukraine announces Normandy Format talks without Russia’s participation

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.

Related: EU-Russia relations may improve after Putin implements Minsk deal, - European Council

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

Related: Kremlin offers to hold Normandy Format meeting in Donbas

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