PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to help Ukraine’s new president in his efforts to bring peace in the east of the country and in talking to Russia.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said during a visit to Paris on Monday that the only way to solve the conflict is the diplomatic way and to maintain sanctions against Russia.
Advertisement - story continues below
Zelenskiy says that “Europe won’t feel in security as long as Russia pretends there is no rule of law.”
Macron said he will keep working to revive talks Ukraine in the “Normandy format,” which involves Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. He acknowledged little progress has been made in recent months.
The conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government troops have been fighting Russia-backed separatists for five years, has left at least 13,000 dead.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.