Ukraine may withdraw its troops from the second place in the East

 Ukraine may withdraw its troops from the second place in the East

Several media reported that if the withdrawal is successful, the Normandy model summit of four countries to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine is expected to be held again.

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ZELINSKY met with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, in Kiev on the same day.

He then told reporters that Ukraine will withdraw from the second location in the East, the petrovskiye region, from November 4, provided that the ceasefire agreement in the East continues to be implemented.

Two days ago, on the 29th, Ukraines foreign minister Vadim priestyko said that on the same day, Ukraine began to withdraw its troops from the eastern zolotoye region according to the agreement reached by the tripartite contact group on Ukraine.

The tripartite contact group is composed of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the organization for security and cooperation in Europe. Martin saidik, special representative of the OSCE, said on the 29th that the two sides of the eastern conflict in Ukraine are ready to withdraw from zolotoye a big step forward.

In his presidential campaign, Zelinski promised to seek a peaceful end to the conflict in the East. A number of media reported on the 31st that if Ukraine completes the withdrawal of troops from two places in the East, it will help facilitate the convening of the summit of the four countries under the Normandy model.

In June 2014, on the occasion of commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing, the French side invited the leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine to consult for the first time on the situation in Ukraine in Normandy. The last Normandy model summit was held in Berlin, Germany, in 2016.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters later Wednesday that Russia hopes zelianski will fulfill his commitment to withdraw.

Due to a series of events such as Crimeas secession from Ukraine by referendum in 2014, Russias accession to Russia and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russia Ukraine relations continued to tense.

ZELINSKY told the NATO Ukraine committee the same day that Ukraine hopes to deepen cooperation with NATO on strengthening its national defense strength to deal with contemporary threats. He said Ukraine is ready to push forward reforms to meet the standards for joining NATO. He has said many times before that Ukraines goal of joining the European Union and NATO remains unchanged.

In addition, ZELINSKY referred to the approval of the beixi-2 natural gas pipeline project by the Danish government the day before, pointing out that the project will strengthen Russia and weaken Europe.

Beixi-2 project is jointly constructed by Russia, Germany and other European countries, with a total length of more than 1200 kilometers. After completion, Germany is expected to replace Ukraine as a trans European hub of Russian natural gas.

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg arrived in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odessa on the 30th to inspect four NATO warships used for patrol in the Black Sea.

Russia has previously identified a significant increase in the length of stay of NATO warships in the Black Sea in an attempt to increase their military presence in the Black Sea.

Source: editor in charge of Xinhua News Agency: Lin Zhiheng