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Zelensky declared determination for negotiations with the Russian Federation


Ukraine is ready to negotiations and implementation of the Minsk Agreement, but at first has to become capable to protect itself, the president told. The president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on Tuesday, June 4, at a press conference with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared determination for negotiations with Russia and implementation of the Minsk Agreement, TASS reports. "We are ready to conduct negotiations with Russia, are ready to introduce the Minsk Agreement, but at first we have to be capable to protect ourselves and to become stronger in economic, political and military sense", - he told. Zelensky noted that he "wants to give a new impulse of participation of Ukraine in alliance as the Russian aggression remains a call". "We hope to restore dialogue Ukraine - NATO at the level of heads of states, the governments and Ministers of Defence", - he noted. At the same time the president recognized that at first Ukraine needs to undertake reforms which will allow to lead the country to standards of NATO. The Ukrainian leader reported that the new chief of the General Staff of armed forces Ruslan Homchak for the first time will participate in the meeting of contact group on settlement which is coming on June 5 in the east of Ukraine. "There will be some offers. We want to finish everything: ceasefire, exchange of prisoners and is a lot of points", - Zelensky told. At the same time the head of state added that he would not like to open all positions of the Ukrainian side at once. As it was reported, the day before Zelensky appointed Leonid Kuchma to head negotiations in Minsk on Donbass from Ukraine. Let's remind, he left this position in October, 2018. The next meeting of Contact group in Minsk will take place on June 5. On it Kuchma intends to suggest to call a new truce in Donbass. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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