President Volodymyr Zelensky does not yet know when the meeting of leaders of the Normandy Four, or at least their advisers, will take place, but he assured that he would not succumb to Russia's blackmail. Zelensky stated this at a joint briefing with his Slovak counterpart Zuzana Caputova in Bratislava, - Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
"Ukraine does not succumb to the blackmail - everyone, both Europe and Russia, can see this. But today, we are finding a balance for the meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk - a prudent balance in politics, in the TCG meetings and in dialogue with the Russian Federation - a party to the Minsk process. It is fragile and unstable, but we are doing everything to ensure that this dialogue takes place, to have a result".
Zelensky called the "difficult ceasefire" that still exists the result of all negotiations.
Commenting on the holding of a meeting of advisers to the leaders of the Normandy Four, Zelensky noted: "We are waiting for the meeting". He also added that "we need a meeting followed by a result", which, for example, was the exchange of prisoners and the return of 140 captives.
"I do not know when this meeting (of the advisers) will take place. I have information that it is being prepared - in the near future. I do not know when there will be a meeting of the leaders, so I will not lie, - but I know that the meeting of the leaders will take place after an effective meeting of advisers", - the Ukrainian president said.