President of Ukraine

One of the topics of a possible meeting between the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia may be the state of implementation of the Paris Summit agreements - Andriy Yermak

13 May 2021 - 11:53

The terms of the meeting between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of Russia Vladimir Putin are being agreed, but it is too early to announce the details. This was stated by Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak in a comment to RBC-Ukraine.

"Of course, it would be expedient to hold negotiations as soon as possible. The situation requires quick responses," Andriy Yermak said.

The Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine believes that one of the main topics of a potential meeting between Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin may be a detailed analysis of the implementation of the agreements reached at the meeting of the leaders of the "Normandy Four" in Paris in December 2019.

"We see that fundamental things of humanitarian and security nature have not yet been implemented. There are also other issues that should be discussed at the highest level," Andriy Yermak said.

He stressed that Ukraine does not intend to replace the Normandy negotiation process with bilateral talks between the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia, but seeks to use various formats and diplomatic opportunities to end the conflict and establish peace in Donbas. And this cannot be achieved without the participation of the Russian side in the negotiations.

In addition, as noted by the Head of the Office of the President, other participants in the Normandy format support Ukraine's desire to intensify dialogue.

"Western friends of Ukraine support us, and we act in such a way that each of our initiatives is absolutely clear and predictable for our partners. In particular, this applies to the issue of talks between the two leaders of Ukraine and Russia," Andriy Yermak summed up.