Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said President Volodymyr Zelensky will hold a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, during which he will discuss preparations for the Normandy Four summit.

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"I planned to listen to speeches here, but, unfortunately, the president is calling an NSDC meeting. We are preparing for the meeting in the Normandy format," Avakov said at a law enforcement conference in Kyiv, the Ukrainian news outlet Novosti Donbasa reported.

The interior minister added he would also hold a meeting with Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the United States Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, William Taylor today, December 3, 2019.