A meeting between Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin is currently "impossible because of Kyiv's position" regarding the Minsk agreements. This was stated on Sunday by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov on the air of one of the Russian TV channels.
"Sound logic dictates the need for contacts between the two presidents. But reality suggests that these contacts are hardly possible as long as this position of Kyiv continues," Peskov said.
According to a Kremlin spokesman, everything rests on the fact that "the work on the implementation of the Minsk package of measures has reached a dead end."
"Active attempts by ministers and political advisers who are dealing with this topic are being made to reactivate this process. But in reality it is, of course, at a dead end. And this dead end is connected exclusively with the position of Ukraine," he said.
Peskov also called the hostilities in the Donbas an "internal Ukrainian conflict."
On September 13, it was reported that Vladimir Putin refuses to discuss Crimea and Donbas issues with his Ukrainian counterpart. The Kremlin said that the Russian Federation is allegedly not a party to the conflict.