French President Emmanuel Macron has said that together with the three other leaders of the Normandy Four – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – he will consider the possibility of holding in a few weeks of a summit in the Normandy format.
The French and Russian presidents are holding talks in the Bregancon fortress near the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France.
Ahead of the negotiations, the French leader said that the two will discuss the situation in Ukraine and talk "about the choices that were made by President Zelensky recently regarding his position he took recently."
"I know that Mr Putin had a conversation with him, a number of conversations in the few past days, so we'll be able to discuss all that. We will be able to prepare for the future meeting, and together with Mr Zelensky, Mr Putin, and Ms Merkel we will try to work in the Normandy format in a few weeks," Macron said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Vladimir Putin said certain issues discussed in his phone conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky "inspire cautious optimism."