Russian senator indicates only condition for meeting of Russian and Ukrainian leaders

07.09.2021, Moscow.

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, prior to accusing Russia of making excises, should make a decision what he wants to talk about with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Senator Aleksey Pushkov said on September 6 in an interview to the Vzglyad newspaper.

According to Pushkov, the Russian leader has repeatedly expressed readiness for a meeting with the Ukrainian president to discuss bilateral relations.

“This includes cross-border traveling of the citizens of both countries, transport communications, as well as political and diplomatic issues,” the senator said.

At the same time, Pushkov noted that there is no sense in discussing the issues on which Kiev insists.

“For example, the issue of Crimea’s status. Moscow has repeatedly stressed that this subject is closed,” the politician said.

According to Pushkov, the Ukrainian authorities use diplomatic issues for the purposes of propaganda instead of seeking for convergence of Kiev’s and Moscow’s approaches, which is necessary to hold a meeting.

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba on the air of the Inter channel accused Russia of “making excuses” to avoid a meeting between the two leaders.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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