President Volodymyr Zelensky says Kyiv is making every effort to end the war in Donbas, expecting that the leaders of the Normandy Four countries (Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia) will gather for a summit after their advisors meet.
The comment came during Zelensky's talks with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the president tweeted.
"We very much want to maintain a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire and do everything to end the war," the president stressed.
Thanked @vonderleyen for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of #Ukraine. We look forward to meeting the leaders of the #N4 countries after the meeting of our advisers. We want to maintain the comprehensive and permanent ceasefire & do everything to end the war.— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) August 28, 2020
Also, he noted that Ukraine and the EU, despite the COVID19 circumstances, continue economic integration, further strengthening strategic partnership.
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Separately, Zelensky expressed gratitude to the president of the European Commission for "supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity" of Ukraine.
Normandy Four talks: latest news
On August 26, Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Andriy Yermak said the meeting of advisors to the Normandy Four leaders, which was initially scheduled for August 28, has been postponed to early September.
Russia was set to be represented by deputy chief of presidential administration Dmitry Kozak, Ukraine – by Andriy Yermak, Germany – by an aide to the chancellor for foreign policy, Jan Hecker, and France - by an advisor to the president, Emmanuel Bonne.