Zelensky held the first talks with Putin

Recently we Reportedas President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky suggested that President of Russia Vladimir Putin hold a meeting (summit) in Minsk in an expanded format, with the participation of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. And so, on the initiative of the Ukrainian side, a telephone conversation (conversation) between Zelensky and Putin took place. This was reported to the media by the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.




The issues of settlement in the south-east of Ukraine and joint work on the return of persons held on both sides were discussed. An agreement was reached to continue this work at the expert level.

- specified Peskov.

Peskov added that the heads of state discussed the possibility of continuing contacts in the Norman format (Russia - Ukraine - France - Germany).

In turn, the press service of Zelensky said that the main topic of the conversation was the release of 24 Ukrainian military (sailors and SBU employees).

The key issue was the release of captured sailors. They also spoke about the return of other Ukrainian citizens who are detained on the territory of the Russian Federation.

- said in a statement the press service of Zelensky.

It should be noted that we are talking about persons detained on November 25, 2018 in the Kerch Strait, after they committed a provocation dangerous for shipping.

We remind you that on July 11, 2019, Putin commented on Zelensky’s proposal “to meet with witnesses” in Minsk.

We have never refused any of the proposed formats, including the expansion of the Norman format ... This Norman format and the summit should be well prepared, this is an obvious thing.

- Putin said.

At the same time, the head of the Russian state admitted that Zelensky’s proposal could be interesting, but he does not know how other participants of the proposed format will react to it. In any case, it will be possible to talk about something only after a new government is formed in Ukraine after the early parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for July 21, 2019.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 12 July 2019 10: 37
    +2
    The key issue was release of captured military sailors. They also spoke about the return of other Ukrainian citizens who are detained on the territory of the Russian Federation.

    “The issues of settlement in the south-east of Ukraine and collaboration on the return of persons held on both sides- said Peskov. “An agreement has been reached to continue this work at the expert level.”

    Feel the difference? The return of Russian citizens held in Ukraine is not. There are only requirements for Russia.
    Zelensky wrote on his Twitter or blog, "We need to talk." But then the teleconference "We must talk" was closed on Ukrainian TV. So Ukraine does not want to speak. He wants to demand.
    In conclusion:

    This Norman format and summit must be well prepared, this is the obvious thing
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 July 2019 13: 10
    +1
    And you can also discuss the return of the Mother of Russian cities to her sons ...
  3. Don36 Offline Don36
    Don36 (Don36) 12 July 2019 13: 39
    +2
    Negotiations with Bandera gangs and this Kolomoisky doll do not make sense, they are useless. And the sooner they understand this in the Kremlin, the better.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 July 2019 14: 35
    +1
    In general, we talked for the sake of talking. About nothing! If you do not respect yourself, why should others respect you?
  5. DPN Offline DPN
    DPN (DPN) 13 July 2019 16: 11
    0
    We talked and talked, I also sometimes talk with a neighbor, it's better than hitting each other in the face.