Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Andriy Yermak has arrived in Berlin to participate in a meeting of advisers to the Normandy Four (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France) leaders scheduled for September 11.
According to Yermak, the Ukrainian side once again emphasizes the great desire of the Ukrainian people to establish peace in their country, as reported on the president's website.
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"Ukraine has done everything possible to implement the agreements of last year's summit of the Normandy Four leaders in Paris. We provided our compromise-based proposals on each paragraph," Yermak said.
The truce showed everything is possible if there is a desire, he said.
"It's time to take concrete actions and concrete steps. It's time to hold the next summit of the Normandy Four leaders," Yermak added.
Normandy Four: Latest developments
- On August 22, Zelensky said advisers to the Normandy Four leaders were originally scheduled to meet on August 28, to be followed by a foreign ministers' meeting and a summit of the Normandy Four leaders.
- The countries were to be represented by Deputy Head of Russia's presidential administration Dmitry Kozak, Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Andriy Yermak, aide to the German Chancellor for foreign policy Jan Haecker, and French president's adviser Emmanuel Bonne.
- On August 25, it became known that the meeting had been postponed.
- On September 4, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said the Normandy Four foreign ministers would hold a meeting in September, after the advisers to the countries' leaders meet.
- On September 8, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the meeting of advisers to the Normandy Four leaders would take place in Berlin on September 11.
- On September 9, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed the participation of Deputy Head of Russia's presidential administration Dmitry Kozak in the Normandy Four advisers' meeting.