The Kremlin does not see any prerequisites for holding a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky by the end of the year. This was stated by Putin's press secretary Dmitriy Peskov, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"So far, to be honest, there are no prerequisites for this. No new elements have appeared here either," Peskov said.
At the same time, Peskov stressed that the President of the Russian Federation had never rejected the possibility of holding such a meeting.
"Moreover, he said that he is also ready to hold it, but at first it would be good to decide on what the two presidents could discuss. And here we have not yet recorded any progress," Peskov said.
Meanwhile, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that his personal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin may be fruitful.
"If there is a tete-a-tete meeting, we should not focus on a specific agenda. I think there will be a result, because the Russian people need it too," Zelensky said.
However, Zelensky believes that the Russian leader's entourage is against this meeting, which could bring an "unexpected result."