Zelensky Proposes Expanding the Normandy Format

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The United States, Canada and the United Kingdom should also participate in the negotiations on the Donbass, Zelensky said. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky advocates bringing the United States, Great Britain and Canada to the Normandy format. He announced this in an interview with the Financial Times, published on Monday, April 26. "Now I am participating in the process that was developed before my arrival. The Minsk process should be more flexible in this situation. It should serve the purposes of the present, not the past. There are two options: we can change the Minsk format, adjust it. Or we can use some other format. Speed matters. The pace of this process is important because we are losing people every day, "Zelensky said. He noted he wants to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the same time, Zelensky does "not care about the venue, we are talking about the content." At the same time, he rejected Putin's offer to start negotiations with representatives of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR. Recall, in response to Zelensky's proposal to meet in the Donbass, Putin invited him to negotiate with representatives of the LPNR, and then with the Russian Federation and invited him to a meeting in Moscow.