Zelenskyy on Russian blackmail in TCG
Ukraine is not yielding to Russia’s blackmail in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, but is looking for a balance for TCG meetings in Minsk, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on September 24 during an official visit to Slovakia. “Ukraine does not yield to blackmail. And everyone sees this today: both Europe and, by the way, Russia. But we are really finding a balance today for the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk. Balance in a prudent policy and in dialogue in the TCG meeting mode, and in dialogue with the Russian Federation, the subject of the Minsk process, which, as I said, it is true – it is fragile, unstable. But we are doing everything to ensure that this dialogue goes on…” He added, “We all know the result of these meetings of Minsk or Normandy: a difficult ceasefire, a difficult regime of silence, but it exists.” Mr. Zelenskyy was speaking at a joint press conference with Slovak President Zuzana Caputova in Bratislava.