President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy considers positive the fact of the conversation between President of the United States of America Joseph Biden and President of Russia Vladimir Putin, one of the main topics of which was the situation in Donbas and near our borders.
Answering questions from the media after a meeting with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković in Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he would comment on the details of these talks after his phone conversation with Joseph Biden scheduled for December 9.
"I believe that Ukraine's victory is that the United States has always supported Ukraine, our sovereignty, our independence, and we enjoyed bipartisan support. But, most importantly, we now see that there is a personal, real reaction and role of President Biden in resolving this conflict, the war in the east of our country," he said.
The President noted that the Ukrainian authorities are using all possible means to stop the war in Donbas as soon as possible, return their people and the temporarily occupied territories.
In particular, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group is being held today by video conference. The Head of State expressed hope that during this meeting progress would be made on at least three important issues: return to a full and comprehensive ceasefire, release of illegally detained persons and opening of checkpoints.
"Everyone knows that in the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, these checkpoints are fully prepared, there are all administrative services, everything is at the highest European level. We expect the other side, the occupying forces, to provide the opportunity for people to cross this area as well. Especially now - on the eve of Christmas and New Year holidays. This is very important from the point of view of the humanitarian component," the President said.
The Head of State noted that these issues, in particular, were discussed during the conversation between the Presidents of the United States and Russia at the initiative of the American party.
"That is, we try all sorts of ways and believe that regardless of whether it is a long way or a short way, it will lead to a real result," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.