Putin said that the possibility of the improvement of ties is present as ‘hope is the last thing to be lost’ but he is concerned about the position of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Unfortunately, he (Zelensky, - 112.international) came from Paris (from the Normandy Four summit of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France on December 9, 2019, - 112.international) and started to talk that it is necessary to reconsider the Minsk Agreements. It raises questions,” Putin stressed.
However, the Russian president underlined that two countries succeeded to agree on the prisoner swap, which took place on September 7, 2019, and agreement of the gas transit through Ukraine signed on December 30, 2019.
Besides, Putin replied in the affirmative whether he considers the ruined friendship with Ukraine to be a loss for Russia. He reminded that he considers the Ukrainians and Russians to be the one nation.
On February 14, Zelensky and Putin discussed the possibility of another prisoners’ exchange. This time, Ukraine wants to include Crimean Tatars in the list.