Zelensky, Merkel discuss conflict resolution in East Ukraine

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KIEV, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the security situation in the east of the country in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the president's press service reported on Thursday.

Zelensky thanked Germany for its continued support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

In turn, Merkel said that Germany would continue to assist in conflict resolution progress. She underlined the importance of implementing the agreements reached in Paris in December 2019 by the Normandy Four leaders.

The two countries' leaders expressed hope that the meeting of advisers to the Normandy Four leaders on Sept. 11 will bring clear results, and a meeting of the Normandy Four leaders will take place soon.

The ongoing conflict in East Ukraine, which has claimed the lives of some 13,000 people and left as many as 30,000 wounded, started in April 2014. Enditem

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