the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky during the great press-conference on the anniversary of the tenure of the President said that at the end of the pandemic coronavirus Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will hold a meeting of leaders “Norman format”.

“And Germany, with France, with all we said and all agreed, that immediately after the recession СOVID-19 we must have a meeting in Normandy format”, — said the President Zelensky on press-conference at the Mariinsky Palace in Kiev.

in addition, the President noted that Ukraine is ready to negotiations with Russia in the Donbass in other formats.

the President also announced that negotiations are underway with Russia for the exchange of prisoners.

“Now are talking with Russia about a possible exchange after a coronavirus. Honestly, I want us, in spite of the coronavirus, bringing our political prisoners, who are in Russia or in the prisons of the Crimea”, — said Vladimir Zelensky.

Recall the previous summit of leaders “channel four” to resolve the situation in the Donbass was held in Paris on 9 December 2019. The parties agreed to meet in four months in Berlin to discuss the work done. At the end of April 2020, the foreign Ministers “channel” format, held talks on conflict settlement in the Donbass. Participants expressed dissatisfaction with the progress achieved in the Paris agreements. May 13, Deputy of the presidential administration of Russia Dmitry Kozak said that during consultations in Berlin, agreements were reached on further action to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.

Marina Kovalenko