French and German leaders support the idea to hold a Normandy-format summit on Donbass crisis settlement when the global COVID-19 situation improves, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"We have discussed this both with Germany and France, and everyone agrees that a Normandy-format meeting should be held as soon as the COVID-19 [pandemic] slows down," Zelensky said at a press conference.
The Ukrainian leader reaffirmed readiness for Donbass peace talks in any format.
"I am ready for any format that can bring us closer to the end of the war and to the return of our territories and people. I do not care, we need result," Zelensky said.
Zelenskyy noted that he had not held any negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin recently, as both countries now focus on COVID-19 response. He also said that dialogue was "inevitable."
"We need to talk, we need to reach agreement," Zelensky said.