President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: The meeting of advisors to the leaders of the "Normandy Four" will take place on September 11

8 September 2020 - 17:02

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: The meeting of advisors to the leaders of the

Ukraine expects the meeting of advisors to the leaders of the Normandy format of September 11 to result in a number of important decisions, including as regards recent provocations by militants, as stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"On September 11, the meeting of advisors of the Normandy format is to take place. We expect certain proposals, certain decisions there," the Head of State said during a conversation with media representatives within a working trip to the Sumy region.

The President stressed that Ukraine has done and will do everything to preserve the truce, as today it is the only way to save the lives of Ukrainian military and civilians.

"We will still do everything to preserve the regime of silence to avoid a large number of wounded and dead," Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.

Regarding the provocations committed by illegal armed groups, the Head of State noted that the issues of saving the lives of Ukrainians, the issue of truce and its violation are currently the most difficult. The President emphasized that he cannot disclose all the details, but assured that there was a reaction from the state.

"We responded immediately. There are some things that we do not discuss with the media, because our task is to protect not one person, but 40 million (citizens - ed.) of our independent country," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

He also stressed that the ceasefire regime in Donbas has lasted for 42 days.

"The regime of silence was maintained until the provocation that took the life of our warrior. At the level of foreign ministers, we have contacted the Russian Federation, which must implement the agreements reached at the level of the Trilateral Contact Group," the President concluded.