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On January 22, the anniversary of the tragic death of Euromaidan activists Serhiy Nigoyan and Mikhail Zhiznevsky, flowers from the President of Ukraine were laid to the sites of death of the Heroes of Ukraine on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv.

The return of captives will have taken place by the end of this year, as agreed at the Normandy summit in Paris on December 9. This was reported by the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group Valeria Lutkovska following the continuation of negotiations with all parties on Monday, December 23, in the skype-conference mode.

At the last meeting in Minsk on December 18, the participants of the Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine agreed to continue consultations by the end of the year, in particular through video conferences, as stated by representative of Ukraine in the TCG political subgroup on political issues Oleksiy Reznikov.

The meeting of the working group on the issues of the missing persons in Donbas and military and civilian hostages (captives) took place in the Office of the President of Ukraine. The participants in the meeting heard the information of the ICRC representatives on the register of persons who went missing during hostilities in the east of Ukraine.

On December 9, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy will hold a bilateral meeting with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin after the negotiations of the Normandy Four leaders, as stated by the participant of the Ukrainian delegation in Paris, Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko.

The State of Ukraine expresses willingness to apply all legal means to ensure justice for Vitalii Markiv and hopes that the Italian Republic will remain steadfast in respecting the rule of law.

Commissioner of the President of Ukraine on Children's Rights Mykola Kuleba took part in the Council of Europe conference in Strasbourg on the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held a meeting with Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission on Ukraine Elmar Brok.

Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights Mykola Kuleba met with representatives of the Office of Children's Issues of the US Department of State and representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Peter MacDougall.