In an exclusive interview for Global Conservation with Euronews Correspondent Sasha Vakulina, Ukraine President Vlodoymyr Zelenskyy has said there is a 'high chance' of ending the conflict in the country's east 'this year'
Ukraine's president called it a cynical move by pro-Russian separatists so that the peace process would fail.
2019 witnessed a series of momentous events including the death of ISIS' leader, political upheavals and important anniversaries.
A ceasefire and further prisoner swaps are among the items on the agenda at the summit in Paris.
Zelensky started the "marathon" press conference from 10:00 am local time and took the last questions shortly after midnight.
A summit in Kiev with EU leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker offers a chance for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to prove he is a serious statesman, the Atlantic Council's Peter Dickinson told Euronews.
President Zelensky will meet European Union officials in Brussels for his first foreign visit since his election on April 21.