Yermak: Zelensky Will End the War in Donbass before His Term Finishes

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Ukraine is in a difficult negotiation process over the situation in the Donbass settlement, the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak said. The head of President's Office Andriy Yermak predicted the war in the Donbass to be over before the term of Vladimir Zelensky finishes. On Friday, September 18, Yermak stated while the " Savik Shuster’s Freedom of Speech " program on the "Ukraine" TV channel. He called the current truce in Donbass being the first step towards ending the war,. "I think Ukrainians are already accustomed to the fact that the president fulfills everything he promises. Therefore, I have no doubt that during his tenure, President Zelensky will end this war. As for today, a meeting of political advisers to the." Normandy four " countries leaders took place in Berlin. We are in difficult negotiations but we have a serious victory: the seventh week of the silence regime," - said Yermak. He stressed that now Ukraine is in two formats for resolving the conflict in Donbass - Minsk and Normandy. “I think that all Ukrainians are already accustomed to the fact that everything that President Zelensky promises he does. I have no doubt that Zelensky will end this war during his tenure,” Yermak said. Yermak noted that provocations continued on the part of invaders and admitted that the armistice mechanism in the Donbass was not ideal. According to him, there are ongoing consultations with the OSCE. "But there is a very important Ukrainian victory: we are in silence for the seventh week now," Yermak said. Earlier, the head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak called the presence of OSCE representatives among the main achievements within meeting of political advisers of the heads of the Normandy Four. Among other important negotiations results he named silence regime in the Donbass extension and the agreement to allow the Red Cross reaching the detainees as the first step towards prisoners’ exchange.