President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky would like to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the Russian side is not ready to discuss the issue of Crimea, and without this the meeting would not make sense. This was stated by the press secretary of Zelensky Serhiy Nikiforov, reports Dom.
"You heard the position of the Russian president - that they are ready to meet, but not ready to put the issue of Crimea on the agenda of this meeting. Why then should we meet? Meet to discuss what? What topic is now more important in relations between Russia and Ukraine than Russia's occupation of certain territories of Ukraine? Therefore, indeed, there is the will of the President of Ukraine to meet personally with the President of Russia - at any time, anywhere within the framework of neutral territory, "he said.
The presidential press secretary added that negotiations on this meeting are underway, but, by and large, everything depends on Russia. The conversation and contacts regarding this meeting are indeed maintained, but it is necessary to ensure that this most important issue is put on the agenda.