Zelensky, Putin did not meet in Israel, - Russian presidential press secretary

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian leader canceled his visit to the World Forum of Holocaust where Putin was present, Dmitriy Peskov said
21:27, 23 January 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky did not meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Israel. Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russia's head of the state said so as quoted by Fakty.

The official added that the meeting did not take place because Zelensky canceled his participation in the World Forum of the Holocaust Victims where Putin was present.

"No. There was none. Zelensky, unfortunately, canceled his arrival on the forum", Peskov said.

He added that Putin came to Bethlehem to negotiate with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

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Previously, Volodymyr Zelensky was going to participate in the fifth World Forum of the Holocaust Victims; this year, it was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the release of prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Later, he said he decided to pass his place to the people who survived that tragedy in 1940-1945. He also visited the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and participated in the prayer for peace in Ukraine. "Peace is the most important thing for Ukraine. It is important that prayer for peace is heard in such holy places," Zelensky said.

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