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Zelensky ready to meet Putin in any format

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s President noted that it depends only on Russia whether or not the Normandy Format meeting will take place
09:38, 19 October 2021

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President Volodymyr Zelensky announced his readiness to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in any format as he stated during the Svoboda Slova TV show.

"Germany, France, and Ukraine are interested in a meeting in the Normandy Format. Ukraine, for its part, is also interested in a meeting with the Russian president in any format," Zelensky underlined.

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At the same time, he added that it depends only on Russia whether the meeting will take place in the format of the Normandy Format.

Moreover, according to the president, during the videoconference talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, he noted that he was not opposed to taking steps for the summit to take place.

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Last week, Spokesperson of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov does not yet see prospects for a personal meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

At the beginning of July, Peskov stated almost the same about the meeting of two leaders. Kremlin’s speaker added that the words of Zelensky on the difference of people of two countries “do not fit in the process of preparation for the meeting of the leaders in any way”.

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Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed the readiness to meet Volodymyr Zelensky but noted that it is necessary to understand first the issues of the talk.

Later, Dmitry Peskov stated that the meeting of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, is hampered by the failure to comply with the Minsk agreements to resolve the situation in Donbas, as well as the pressure of the head of the Ukrainian state on political opponents.

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