Normandy format meeting will be held if all parties want, Zelensky says

Normandy format meeting will be held if all parties want, Zelensky says

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has no doubt that the meeting of the Normandy format leaders will take place if all parties want to hold it.

"I see no doubt that we will have a meeting if all parties want to meet in the Normandy format because the main result is the agreements to end the war," Zelensky said at a joint briefing with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The President reminded that finalization of the wording of the "Steinmeier formula" and the disengagement of troops in Zolote and Petrivske were conditions for holding a meeting in the Normandy format.

 “When we say Zolote, we must understand that it means Katerynivka [Luhansk region]. There are five areas of Zolote. Four of them are controlled by the Ukrainian authorities and the Ukrainian military. Therefore, for our part, we started disengagement in Katerynivka. If everything is safe in Petrivske within a week - you know that ceasefire must last seven days - then we have to start the disengagement in Petrivske on November 4,” Zelensky said.

As reported, the disengagement of forces and equipment on both sides began at the area No. 2 near locality Zolote-4 of Luhansk region at 12:00 on October 29.


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