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Offices Of Presidents Of Ukraine And Russia Start Negotiations On Possible Meeting Of Zelenskyy And Putin

Offices Of Presidents Of Ukraine And Russia Start Negotiations On Possible Meeting Of Zelenskyy And Putin

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The offices of the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia have begun negotiations on a possible meeting between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

Zelenskyy said this during a press conference dedicated to two years of his presidency, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Let me tell you frankly, a conversation has begun between the Office of the President of Ukraine and the Russian Federation (about a possible meeting of the presidents)," Zelenskyy said.

He noted that within the framework of the negotiations of the leaders of the countries of the Normandy Format (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France) between Germany and France, the so-called clusters on ending the war in Donbas were agreed, but there was no agreement with Russia.

Therefore, Zelenskyy suggested Putin to meet anywhere in Donbas, to which Putin proposed a meeting in Moscow.

Zelenskyy noted that traditionally in such situations a meeting take place in one of the places of conflict or on neutral territory, thus making it clear that they are not considering a meeting on Russian territory.

Commenting on the talks between the leaders of the Normandy Format countries, he expressed the opinion that support from Germany and France should be stronger.

Zelenskyy also believes that recently Germany and France have weakened their positions in relation to Russia, which, in his opinion, is associated with the economic situation and pressure from business inside their countries.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on April 26, Zelenskyy instructed the head of the Presidential Office, Andrii Yermak, to coordinate the date and place of his meeting with Putin with the Presidential Administration of Russia.