Monday, December 9, 2019

Normandy summit begins in Paris

December 9, 2019 (UNIAN) A Normandy summit of four leaders – Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Angela Merkel of Germany, and Emmanuel Macron of France – has begun in Paris. This summit has become Zelensky's first meeting with Putin since his election as Ukraine's president. Zelensky is set to negotiate the exchange of prisoners of war, a ceasefire and withdrawal of illegal armed formations from Donbas, eastern Ukraine. After the summit, Zelensky is scheduled to separately meet with Putin.