According to the Ukrainian leader, the Russian side delays holding of the meeting without certain reasons.
“I believe that our meeting with the president of Russia is inevitable. Only if he does not want to end something, the meeting will not take place. I believe there are no other reasons. That is why we will hope that soon we get a date, agenda, and terms that are important,” Zelensky said.
Meanwhile, the president reminded the words of Putin that he “stands for the meeting with Ukraine” but he has to understand the agenda.
“But we understand - frankly speaking, what agenda? Come to our streets, I believe, that Russia knows what happening. Everybody understands clearly – there is war in Donbas. Everybody understands who occupied Crimea, everybody knows who help separatists. Any person, despite the position, among the Russian will tell: how long can you make war? We had a common history, our “grandfathers went to war”. It is not basic stuff; it is direct and clear things. Everybody knows the agenda,” Zelensky underlined.
As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to meet in any location of Donbas where there's a war going on.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's idea of a meeting in Donbas.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will definitely take place. He would like to hold the meeting in the Vatican, Jerusalem or Vienna.
Later, it was reported that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is ready for negotiations with his Ukrainian counterpart about matters of Ukraine-Russia bilateral relations.