The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine confirmed the information that US President Joe Biden, before meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, will hold a dialogue with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In particular, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin announced this on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel, Babel reports.
"The meeting between Putin and Biden will be preceded by contacts between our president and his American counterpart," Yenin informed.
He noted that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is carefully preparing the agenda for the dialogue between the leaders of the United States and Ukraine, as well as the logistical aspect of these negotiations.
Earlier, a source in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine said that Ukraine and the United States are working on a call between Vladimir Zelensky and Joe Biden ahead of the Geneva summit on June 16, where the leader of the United States will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It became known this week that Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will meet on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland. This will be the first meeting of the leaders of the two countries since Biden took office.
It was reported that during the meeting, the presidents intend to discuss bilateral relations, strategic stability, as well as topical issues on the international agenda, the fight against the pandemic and the settlement of regional conflicts.
Also, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden intends to discuss the issue of Ukraine and Belarus with Vladimir Putin.