The meeting of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and leader of Russia Vladimir Putin can take place at the end of this year or the beginning of the next year as RBK-Ukraine reported citing a source from Zelensky’s entourage.
“We would like to enter the direct talks with Putin. It is possible to meet at the end of this year or the beginning of the next. We need to understand in general: can we agree or something or not,” the interlocutor said.
It is noted that despite the refusal of the Kremlin to discuss the issues of Crimea and Donbas, Bankova Street believes that the talks are possible on all topics is Russia is already bargaining on agenda.
As it was reported earlier, in July, the press secretary of the president of Russia Dmitry Peskov declared a 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.