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Ukraine's Poroshenko for 'Normandy format' talks with Russia

2018-12-03 10:00:04       source:The Aljazeera

December 3, 2018

Kiev, Ukraine - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said Kiev is ready to hold talks with Russia in "the Normandy format" to de-escalate the conflict between the two countries in the Kerch Strait.

Poroshenko's remark came on Sunday, a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the possibility of four-way talks between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany at the G20 summit in Argentina.

The four countries form the "Normandy Four", which was set up to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine involving Russian-backed rebels.

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