Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky held the first in 2020 telephone conversation: they discussed the next meeting of “Normandy four”. This was reported on the official website of President of Ukraine, on Friday, February 14.
The parties also discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the last meeting in the “Norman format”, which was held on 9 December 2019.
Putin during the meeting drew attention to the process of liberation held by the Ukrainian citizens who reside in the territories of Donbass, Crimea and Russia. In addition, the heads of state agreed to intensify the work at the level of the Trilateral contact group (TAG) in Minsk.
The last telephone conversation between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine took place on 31 December 2019 at the initiative of Kyiv. Putin Zelensky and congratulated each other on the occasion and called for the development of Russian-Ukrainian relations in 2020.
The summit, “Norman four” held on 9 December 2019 in Paris, three years after the previous one. According to its results, the leaders adopted the communiqué, which involves commitment to the Minsk agreements, the ceasefire until the end of the year and preparing new breeding sites the troops of Kiev and the breakaway republics of Donbass. The next meeting in the same format planned to conduct four months later in Berlin.
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