Photo: Office of the President
Head of the OP Andrey Yermak
The head of the Presidential Office expressed hope that Germany and France would take an active position during the negotiations.
All participants in the meeting of political advisers to the Normandy Four leaders confirmed their participation in the summit, which will be held on January 26 in Paris. This was stated by the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak on the air of a talk show freedom of speech on Monday, January 24th.
“This is a very powerful signal that the Normandy format has finally been unlocked and it will take place in reality. All representatives confirmed their participation,” Yermak said and expressed hope that Germany and France would take an active position in the negotiations.
At the same time, the head of the Presidential Office stressed that Ukraine would comply with the Minsk agreements, but only in the Ukrainian interests and in accordance with international law.
“We need to go through this document. There is a Ukrainian position on every point. We are ready to defend the Ukrainian position with reason. We hope that this will be a constructive dialogue and it will take place as long as necessary,” he said.
As reported, the upcoming negotiations on a settlement in the Donbass will be held face-to-face. Ukraine will be represented by the head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak, Germany by adviser to the German Chancellor Jens Pletner, France will be represented by presidential adviser Emmanuel Bonn, and Russia will be represented by Deputy Head of the Kremlin Administration Dmitry Kozak.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Washington supports the Normandy format and ready to help in his work.