Ready for direct conversations with him Vladimir Putin, but without intermediaries, and without ultimatums, declares again o Volodymyr Zelensky.
The departure of Russia “Ukraine should be a starting point for any talks between the two leaders,” Zelensky was quoted as saying by Italian television station RAI 1.
The Ukrainian president also ruled out the possibility of Ukraine making territorial concessions in order to secure a peace deal that would allow Putin to “save the pretexts”, clarifying that “Ukraine will not compromise on its territorial integrity “.
Ukraine and Russia have not held face-to-face negotiations from March 29. Interfax news agency quotes Moscow chief negotiator, Vladimir Medinskywho said the peace talks were being conducted remotely.