Zelensky states Ukraine ready to negotiate with Russia: NATO welcomes these initiatives

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President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine was ready for the negotiations with Russia and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

This was stated by the President of Ukraine at a joint press conference with the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the eve of June 4 in Brussels.

“Ukraine’s movement towards high European standards of life and security is a requirement of the Ukrainian society. This is the goal of all our reforms,” said Zelensky.

According to him, it refers to raising of the living standard of ordinary Ukrainians, eradicating corruption, as well as the modernization of the entire country. Zelensky stressed that this could be done only by ensuring the national security of Ukraine.

“We are ready for the negotiations with Russia. We are ready to fulfill the Minsk agreements. But first of all we must be able to protect ourselves, to become stronger in the economic, political and military sense,” said the head of the Ukrainian state.

At the same time, Stoltenberg said that the Alliance welcomed President Zelensky’s commitment to stop the war in Donbas on a peaceful basis.

“The NATO-Ukraine Commission will meet to review the security situation in Ukraine. Members [of the commission] expect to hear your assessment. The conflict in Eastern Ukraine continues to take lives, as a result of hostilities 13,000 people were killed. Ukrainians deserve for peace, and I welcome your focusing on peaceful resolving of the conflict,” Stoltenberg stressed.

In addition, Zelensky noted that the acquisition of full membership in the EU and NATO would remain the top priority for Ukraine.

“The strategic course of Ukraine on acquiring full membership in the EU and NATO is enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine. It remains our constant foreign policy priority,” the head of state emphasized.

As The Journalist reported, the United States will continue support Ukraine.

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