William Taylor, who is the US Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine, warned that if the “Normandy format” fails, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky wants to bring the United States into the talks.
“President Zelensky and other representatives of the Ukrainian government said that if the current” Normandy format “, the” Normandy four “will not give results – and they want results – then they will consider the possibility of asking the United States and Great Britain to join. As far as I know, no formal request has yet been received. There is serious interest on the part of the Ukrainian government and, in particular, President Zelensky to move forward in the peace process.
For 5 years, work on the Minsk agreements has been ongoing, the “Norman format” has been in effect for 5 years. And if it can bring results – great. If there are no results, I think that there may be a request for other participants to appear, such as the United States and Great Britain, ” – Taylor said.
Judging by Zelensky’s attitude to attract the United States to this issue and how the States themselves express their willingness to help, the “Normandy format” obviously will not be considered sufficiently effective.