Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
Conversations with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky inspire cautious optimism. This was stated by Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, reports RIA Novosti.
In addition, the Russian President said that he will inform the Rules of a conversation with Zelensky. The French President, in turn, noted that he will discuss with his Russian counterpart the situation in Ukraine. He also added that it may be prepared by the summit “channel four” (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine).
Regular telephone conversations between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine took place in early August. According to Zelensky, in the conversation it was about the death of four on the eve of the Ukrainian military in the Donbass. He said to his Russian counterpart that the incident brings the country to the world. Also, according to him, questions were raised as to return the Ukrainian detainees.
The Kremlin said that Putin said Zelensky about the need to prevent attacks on Ukrainian troops settlements in the Donbass. Also the Russian leader has been designated the critical importance of consistent implementation of the Minsk agreements, including the legal aspects of the provision of the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics special status
6 Aug Zelensky called as soon as possible to hold talks in “Norman format”. His statement he made after the shelling near the village of Pavlopil, Donetsk region, which killed four Marines from the combined forces of Ukraine.
The “channel format” — the diplomatic group comprising representatives of Germany, Russia, France and Ukraine on settling the situation in Donbas. In February 2015, the four leaders agreed in Minsk instrument including the introduction of a ceasefire regime and a legislative recognition of the special status of the region.
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