December 9, 2019 / 11:05 PM / a month ago

Ukraine's Zelenskiy calls dialogue with Putin 'positive'

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference after a Normandy-format summit in Paris, France December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Pool

PARIS (Reuters) - Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said it was “very positive” that he had resumed dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said many questions remained unsolved after their meeting.

Zelenskiy said he had insisted that Ukraine must have full control over its eastern areas and would not compromise on conceding any of its territories.

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met at a four-way summit in Paris in a renewed attempt to end a conflict in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed forces that has killed more than 13,000 people.

Reporting by Margaryta Chornokondratenko; writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Leslie Adler

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