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France: Putin and Zelensky praise 'positive' meeting and 'thaw' in relations03:41

France: Putin and Zelensky praise 'positive' meeting and 'thaw' in relations

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December 10, 2019 at 01:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Participants of the "Normandy Four" talks shared their thoughts on the outcome of the meeting, in Paris on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about a "thaw" in relations with Ukraine, mentioning the already happened prisoner swap and withdrawal of forces.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in turn, stressed that the mood after the meeting was "mostly positive."

On the sidelines of the summit, the Russian leader held bilateral and joint meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and 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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Participants of the "Normandy Four" talks shared their thoughts on the outcome of the meeting, in Paris on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about a "thaw" in relations with Ukraine, mentioning the already happened prisoner swap and withdrawal of forces.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in turn, stressed that the mood after the meeting was "mostly positive."

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