Russian President Vladimir Putin does not rule out the possibility to meet the newly elected president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in person. Putin stated this at the press conference in Beijing on April 27, as Izvestia reported.
According to the report, Putin claimed he would speak about the ways of solving the Donbas crisis during the meeting if it takes place.
In particular, the President of the Russian Federation stated he was ready to discuss with Zelensky the ways of settling down the conflict in Donbas without abiding by the Minsk agreements. He pointed out he was interested in the position of the newly elected Ukrainian president concerning the Donbas crisis.
The team's defense and security expert said he did not believe Putin, who would 'guarantee things' during a personal meeting. He assumed that one could only believe the Russian leader if 'powerful states', namely Great Britain and the U.S. are involved in the negotiation process.