Zelensky stated that he was ready for any format of talks with Putin

Присяжнюк Владислава
13:07, 17 February
Zelensky stated that he was ready for any format of talks with Putin
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold talks. He is ready for "any format" of negotiations.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing a statement by the President of Ukraine to journalists.

Zelensky noted that diplomacy will begin when "we sit down at the negotiating table".

He also stated his readiness for "any format of talks", the President of Ukraine is ready for "direct talks for two and a half years".

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"As soon as Russia says publicly that it is ready to talk about de-escalation, about bilateral relations, believe me, every time we record all these reports in the media and every time after that we make a request to Russia that this meeting be in order. In any other format, they are not ready to communicate with us", - Zelensky stressed.

What is known

  • Russian media write that the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov on Thursday, February 17, during a traditional briefing with journalists confirmed that Kyiv offered to hold a meeting of the heads of Ukraine and Russia Vladimir Zelensky and Vladimir Putin. But according to Peskov, it was never specified "why hold this meeting".

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