President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly to discuss preparations for the meeting of the Normandy Four leaders aimed to agree on further steps to resolve the conflict in the east of Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelensky informed Angela Merkel of the security situation in Donbas, as well as of the efforts of the Ukrainian side to rebuild the destroyed bridge near Stanytsia Luhanska.

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The head of state confirmed that Ukraine remained consistent in fulfilling its commitments to peaceful settlement in Donbas using political and diplomatic mechanisms.

For her part, the federal chancellor emphasized the continued support for Ukraine's efforts aimed at establishing peace in the east of the country and noted the importance of careful preparation for the Normandy Four summit in order to achieve efficient results.