European Leaders Favor Use Of Normandy Format To Resolve Conflict Between Russia, Ukraine

European Leaders Favor Use Of Normandy Format To Resolve Conflict Between Russia, Ukraine

Andrew H. Sweet

Zelenskiy spoke on December 15 in Brussels after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the sidelines of an EU summit. Macron's office said the meeting sought to restart negotiations in the Normandy format that involves France and Germany.

The talks come after EU leaders met with the Eastern Partnership program members as the bloc attempts to rescue its outreach to the former Soviet republics in the program amid heightened tensions with Moscow.

The Normandy Format talks involved the representatives of four countries, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and France, who met informally during the 2014 D-Day celebration in Normandy to resolve the war in Donbas.

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