Poroshenko called the main goal of Normandy meeting

Порошенко назвал главную цель нормандской встречи

Petro Poroshenko announced the main requirement of the Russian Federation, which nominated for the “channel meeting”

Ukraine is ready for the meeting in Normandy format at the level of political advisers to de-escalate the situation.

President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine is ready for the meeting in Normandy format at the level of political advisers to de-escalate the situation. He said this in an interview with France 24, said on Sunday, December 2, the press service of the head of state.

“This proposal was previously agreed with me as the President of Ukraine during a telephone conversation with Chancellor of Germany. We will definitely take part in the meeting in Normandy format at the level of political counselors, which we put an urgent question – the requirement to Russia to bring our military ships access to the Strait of Kerch”, – Poroshenko answered the question whether Ukraine is ready to discuss the situation in Normandy format at the level of advisers, reported Angela Merkel.

In particular, he noted that the meeting is not in itself a positive result in this case.

“The meeting is only a tool, not the result. We demand – stop violate international law, because everything that happened is a gross violation of international law and could have further consequences,” he said.

The President also noted that Russia must withdraw its troops, which are on the Russian-Ukrainian border, to remove from the sea of Azov, a large number of warships. That is why, according to Poroshenko, the Ukrainian border areas with Russia, martial law was imposed.

“And we’ll be happy to stop the martial law, when there will be a de-escalation of the situation”, – said Poroshenko.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting in the framework of a working Breakfast in Buenos Aires, where the G20 summit have agreed to use the Normandy format in the Kerch crisis.

Before that, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the solution of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia in the Kerch Strait it is necessary to hold a meeting in the Normandy format.

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