Vice Prime Minister speaks on potential personal meeting between Zelensky and Putin

The official named conditions, under which such a conversation could take place
08:41, 3 December 2019


December 2, Dmytro Kuleba, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, said in which case a one-on-one meeting between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, could take place in Paris. The official said this on the air of the television program "Freedom of Speech".

"If it is necessary to hold a meeting to protect Ukraine's interests, it will take place provided that it gives an opportunity to take a step forward," Kuleba said.

At the same time, he said that no attempt to split relations between Ukraine and its partners and resolve something behind the state’s back would be made.

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As we reported earlier, Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the Russian President reiterated that it is necessary to pass a law on the special status of Donbas as part of the Minsk agreements, and urged not to overstate expectations from the Normandy Summit. TASS informed.

“The law on special status (of Donbas, - 112 International) is an integral part of the Minsk agreements. The decision, let’s say, to drift towards some other document is fraught with very great difficulties, the consequences of which are unlikely for anyone to predict," Peskov said.

The Kremlin speaker urged not to overestimate expectations from the upcoming summit of the Normandy Four leaders in Paris, but expressed hope for a meaningful conversation.

Related: Normandy Quartet’s leaders may sign framework document on perspectives of Donbas regulation



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