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France: People in Donbass want to see their lives improved now, not later - Putin at Normandy talks05:55

France: People in Donbass want to see their lives improved now, not later - Putin at Normandy talks

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December 10, 2019 at 00:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged world leaders not to "forget about the ordinary people who live there [in Donbass], so that all our agreements should contribute to the improving of their lives now, not later" while commenting on the current situation in Donbass at a press conference after the "Normandy Four" talks in Paris on Monday.

The Russian president also expressed his hope for the continuation of the separation of forces and for demining activities to be carried out in the south-east of Ukraine.

On the sidelines of the summit, the Russian leader held bilateral and joint meetings with Russian leader with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Normandy Four was created in July 2014 to secure a peaceful settlement to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany first discussed the settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine during the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. Since then, many telephone conversations and summits have taken place between the leaders of the four countries, and foreign ministers have also had contacts.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin urged world leaders not to "forget about the ordinary people who live there [in Donbass], so that all our agreements should contribute to the improving of their lives now, not later" while commenting on the current situation in Donbass at a press conference after the "Normandy Four" talks in Paris on Monday.

The Russian president also expressed his hope for the continuation of the separation of forces and for demining activities to be carried out in the south-east of Ukraine.

On the sidelines of the summit, the Russian leader held bilateral and joint meetings with Russian leader with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Normandy Four was created in July 2014 to secure a peaceful settlement to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany first discussed the settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine during the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. Since then, many telephone conversations and summits have taken place between the leaders of the four countries, and foreign ministers have also had contacts.

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