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.
Zelensky has pleaded guilty and was fined around €30.