Putin and Macron to Discuss Possibility of Normandy Format Meeting

On August 7, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin agreed on a possible meeting of the Normandy Format.

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13.08.2019
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Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit France on August 19 to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on a wide range of topics, including the situation in Ukraine.

“They will discuss the prospects for further work in the “Normandy format,” Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, Ukrinform reported.

Earlier, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said that the representatives of the United States, Germany and France would hold another round of consultations on the Normandy format next week. He also confirmed that he kept in touch with the European partners and the next round of consultations should take place next week.

On August 7, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin agreed on a possible meeting of the Normandy Format.

The last meeting in the Normandy format took place in Paris on July 13 between the foreign ministers’ advisers. They reached agreement on an indefinite ceasefire from July 21. However, it did not last long. On August 6, the Russian occupation troops killed four Ukrainian troops near Pavlopil, Donetsk region.

Source Ukrinform
date 13.08.2019
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