THE PRESIDENT of Russia Vladimir Putin has not communicated with Vladimir Zelensky for the past few years, the Russian leader’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti.
Putin and Zelensky met in 2019 at the Normandy format summit in Paris.
At the same time, the Russian president held bilateral meetings – with the Ukrainian leader, the French president Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, who was the chancellor of Germany.
After this meeting, according to the Kremlin website, Putin called Zelensky several times, in February and July 2020. After that, there were no reports of any contacts.
When asked whether it is correct to understand that for several years the head of state had neither personal nor telephone contact with the president of Ukraine, Peskov answered in the affirmative.
The Kremlin announced at the end of October 2021 that there were no special prospects for a meeting between the heads of the two countries due to Kiev’s actions and difficulties in communication with Zelensky, who baselessly accused Russia of participating in the conflict in southeastern Ukraine, and also refused to recognize the Minsk agreements.
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