French President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Monday expressed hopes of making progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine, with Macron pressing for a withdrawal of forces around the border area with Russia.
Both Macron and Poroshenko said they expected a new “Normandy format” meeting on Ukraine — involving Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia — to be held by late June or early July, before a G20 summit due July 7-8.
Poroshenko said he felt “much more optimistic” following the meeting with Macron, while Macron said German leader Angela Merkel shared his determination to resolve the Ukraine conflict.
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Source: Voice of America