Zelensky discussed ways to ‘revive’ the Minsk process with the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany
President Volodymyr Zelensky met with French and German Foreign Ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas. The interlocutors discussed the reforms and the ways how to settle the conflict in the Donbas, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
After the meeting in Kyiv, President Zelensky said to reporters that "they support our priorities, and the priorities of my team are economical and anti-corruption issues. Also, the main priority of every Ukrainian is a ceasefire and the end of the war."
The politicians confirmed their commitment to the work of the Normandy format (which consists of France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia), as well as the Minsk agreements.
According to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, German experts will discuss how to speed up the Minsk process, "because there was a small delay in its fulfillment, and this cannot be tolerated."
"We agreed that in the Normandy format ... we will try to implement the Minsk agreements to establish peace in the East of Ukraine. ... we want to think about how to "revive" the Minsk process again to achieve the goal of establishing peace in the East, and that is what people from that region expect," he said.
In turn, the French Foreign Minister noted that at the meeting, on the one hand, they discussed the reforms that Ukraine needs, and on the other — the desire of President Zelensky for the peace process of resolving the situation in the Donbas reached a "victorious conclusion."