The meeting of presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky may take place when the order of communication between them is agreed. Spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov stated that, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
Peskov noted that the leaders should meet when both politicians are ready.
“Of course, the two presidents will meet when they are both ready, when there will be an agenda for their communication, when they will understand what to talk about. Then, they will meet,” Peskov said.
As it was reported earlier, in July, the press secretary of the president of Russia Dmitry Peskov declared lack of progress in preparation of a meeting of the head of state Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelensky.
In early August, Putin's spokesman's response to a question about preparations for a meeting of the two heads of state was about the same. But then, in a conversation with journalists, the Kremlin speaker added that Zelensky's words about the difference between the peoples of the two countries “do not fit into the process of preparing for the meeting” of the leaders.
On September 13, it was reported that Vladimir Putin refused to discuss Crimea and Donbas with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky. The Kremlin has stated that Russia is not a party to the conflict.