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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin has announced it will be possible to discuss a new Normandy format meeting after Ukrainian president-elect Volodymyr Zelenksy assumes office.

"We need to wait for the inauguration and then think about a Normandy format meeting in practical terms," he said on May 3, as reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

Karasin added that the dialogue should be held at various levels, that is, at the expert level, at the ministerial level, and at the top level.

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"The most important thing is not a meeting  as such. The most important thing is the results, which should be achieved during this first meeting under new conditions," he said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's president-elect Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed his readiness for negotiations in the Normandy format. At the same time, he says no one should speak with Ukraine and Ukrainians in the language of threats, military and economic pressure.