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Zelensky expects from new German govt maximum pressure on Russia to end conflict in Donbas
KYIV. Nov 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expects from the new German government a strong sanctions policy, support for energy independence and pressure on Russia to end the military conflict in Donbas.
Answering a question about what he expects from the new German government at the press marathon entitled "30 Questions for the President of Ukraine" on Friday, Zelensky said: "Meet, if possible."
According to President Zelensky, on Thursday he spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who assured him of the immutability of Germany’s support for Ukraine.
"I think that it should be even better. But these will already be my negotiations with the German Chancellor. I expect […] substantive things, results that would help us a lot both economically and in energy independence," the head the state said.
He also said that one of the key areas of support from Germany, he sees support in the situation in Donbas.
"A powerful sanctions policy, until our territories are returned to us, a powerful guarantee for gas and other energy resources from Germany and still maximum pressure on Russia to end the military conflict in Donbas," he said.
According to Zelensky, he also expects from the new German Chancellor a clear position on Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
"I would really like the new German Chancellor to be clearer about Ukraine’s membership in the EU, and not be afraid of the backlash from other states that are against it. In this, I think, he could help us a lot," the president said.