Consultations on the possible meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian presidents, Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, are underway, but the situation regarding subjects for discussion is a deadlock right now, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

“These are deadlocks: our Ukrainian vis-a-vis (…) say: ‘We’ll discuss Crimea.’ However, if it means discussing Crimea in terms of developing cross-border cooperation – you know, Russia has cooperation between regions with foreign countries – if in this context, I’m sure Putin will be ready. But if it means discussing something else and not that Crimea is a region of the Russian Federation, then nobody will ever discuss it with anyone,” Peskov said in an interview with journalist Pavel Zarubin when commenting on the information about Russian-Ukrainian consultations on the possible Putin-Zelensky meeting for the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin show on the Rossiya 1 (VGTRK) television channel.


“It is written in black and white (in the Russian constitution) that talking about disposing of any territories of the Russian Federation is a criminal act,” he said.

“So it will take much more work, more exchange of views, and we’ll see what comes out of it. But such an exchange of views is taking place,” Peskov said.

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here
You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter