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A meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) took place today, which could give restrained optimism about the possible de-escalation of the situation in Donbas and the unblocking of the peace process. The meeting reached a common understanding on the need to restore the ceasefire within the relevant steps agreed on July 22, 2020, as evidenced, inter alia, by OSCE representatives.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and First Lady Olena Zelenska took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the Day of the Diplomatic Service of Ukraine, which took place in the village of Huta, Ivano-Frankivsk region.

The Ukrainian government has taken a number of systemic measures to avoid a sharp rise in tariffs for housing and utility services amid rising energy prices in the world. This was stated by Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Rostyslav Shurma.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy reiterates that Ukraine is constantly initiating steps to advance in the process of ending the war and reaching a peaceful settlement in Donbas and is ready to negotiate in any format with the participation of the Russian Federation.

In her welcoming speech, the President's wife said that the diplomatic corps is a powerful tool for Ukraine's ties with the world. And this year there were many bright events in Ukrainian diplomacy.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak briefed the Ukrainian ambassadors on the progress of negotiations within the Minsk process and the Normandy format on ending the war and resolving the situation in Donbas.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed the need to change the style and philosophy of Ukraine's foreign policy – it must be fast, creative, ambitious and effective.

To prevent a possible escalation by the Russian Federation and the deteriorating security situation in Europe, the international community must take strong preventive steps, rather than reacting to events that have already taken place, as it was with the migration crisis on Poland and Lithuania's borders with Belarus. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The first personal meeting of the heads of state of the Lublin Triangle testified to the unity of positions and approaches of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland to the most pressing issues and key challenges in the region. Proof of this was the signing of a joint statement by the leaders of the three states, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.

The Presidents of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland reaffirmed their commitment to the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters.