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Kremlin reacts ‘not positively’ to Zelensky’s words about Ukrainian flag on State Duma

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, the words of the Ukrainian leader “cannot be taken positively”
16:22, 2 July 2021

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The Kremlin reacted to the words of Volodymyr Zelensky about the Ukrainian flag on the State Duma building. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, believes that the Ukrainian leader’s words “cannot be taken positively.” He said this in a comment to RIA Novosti.

“These words cannot be perceived positively. Russia has no intentions to place its flag in Ukraine, we respect Ukrainian sovereignty,” Peskov assured.

As it was reported earlier, the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin mentioned the Ukrainian issue during Direct Line with Russians. In particular, he assured that the Ukrainian people are not unfriendly to Russia, which is why Ukraine is not included in Russia’s list of unfriendly countries. The Russian president also said that Russians and Ukrainians are “one people.”

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In turn, Zelensky told Putin that Ukrainians and Russians are definitely not one people. And if “they were one people, then hryvnya would circulate in Moscow, and the blue-yellow flag would fly over the State Duma.”

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