President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy notes that along with the preparation to a meeting in the Normandy format, the parties are working over the roadmap of the implementation of the Minsk agreements with the definition of clear terms of stages’ implementation.
“We will really prepare to the Normandy format. There are Minsk agreements, there is a Normandy format. Apart from this, we are elaborating a roadmap of the implementation of the Minsk agreements with clear terms. This is the most important thing for me,” the Head of State said during a press conference with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
“We will not waste a single day waiting only for the meeting in the Normandy format. You know that we have meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk. In Minsk, we discuss the stages of the return of all our citizens. Deadlines and stages,” the President added.
The Head of State also congratulated the Ukrainians detained in the Russian Federation on the return to their Homeland. "It's a great happiness for the families of these people and for each of us," he said.
For his part, Sauli Niinistö said that Finland had consistently supported Ukraine and was ready to continue to do so.
"This is not related to the EU presidency. We did the same thing in the beginning of the crisis and the events in Crimea. I have met many of my colleagues around the world and have always touched upon the Ukrainian issue during these meetings. Hence, this issue is on our agenda and it will remain so,” the Finnish President said.