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Leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine at the Elysee Palace

Opinion: Russia and Ukraine, or who will outwait whom?

The leader of Ukraine had high hopes for the December 9, 2019, Normandy Four talks in Paris. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy promised Ukrainians the start of a vigorous peace process with Russia. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin is in no hurry to end the Donbas conflict. The United States has lost interest in Ukraine while Germany and France are pursuing a complex agenda that includes normalization of relations with Moscow. 

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