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Head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's presidential administration Andriy Bohdan has said Ukraine will continue to use international mediators to negotiate with Russia.

When asked by RBC-Ukraine, whether following Zelensky's visit to Paris and Berlin direct negotiations with Russia became more realistic, or whether international mediators would still be used, Bohdan said: "As far as I understand, we will still use international mediators."

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"There is an opinion voiced by international partners that political talks are possible only in the Normandy format," he explained.

Bohdan stressed now it was a priority for the team of the president of Ukraine to return the Ukrainians who are held in Russian prisons, not only POW sailors.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk said prospects of the meeting between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin were realistic.