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 Normandy format may come up with new troops withdrawal deal, - Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Melnyk

A document on the removal of troops from the demarcation line in the Donbas has been drafted as part of the Normandy format.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Germany Andrii Melnyk said on air of Hromadske.tv, Censor.NET reports.

"The document has been drafted the other day. Now, it's about agreeing the draft during a telephone conversation with Putin that is to be held in the near future," he said.

According to Melnyk, the security situation and elections in the Donbas remain pressing issues.

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In turn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in France Oleh Shamshur said the French authorities view such elections as possible only if certain conditions are met.

"But, unfortunately, there is an exaggerated desire to hold these elections in any case and only this year," he said. According to the diplomat, this is dictated by the peculiarities of current French domestic politics.

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