Putin refuses to discuss Crimea and Donbas with Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the same time, the Russian president's spokesman said that Kyiv's implementation of the Minsk agreements could be one of the topics of a possible meeting between Putin and Zelensky
16:20, 13 September 2021

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Russian President Vladimir Putin refuses to discuss Crimea and Donbas with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. The Kremlin has stated that Russia is not a party to the conflict. This was reported by TASS and RIA Novosti.

“Putin is not going to discuss with Zelensky the issue of war and peace in Donbas, Russia is not a party to this conflict,” Peskov said, according to TASS.

The Kremlin also believes that it is impossible to discuss Crimea at the meeting of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

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“No, it is impossible with this wording of the question. Of course, it is not possible to discuss Crimea. Therefore, such a wording actually calls into question the hypothetical possibility of holding such a meeting,” said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Russian president.

At the same time, Peskov said that the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the Paris summit agreements and bilateral relations could be discussed at the meeting between Putin and Zelensky.

As it was reported earlier, the press secretary of the President of Ukraine Serhiy Nykyforov said that 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 meeting will not make sense.

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