Kremlin: there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky if Ukraine insists on discussing Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky the implementation of the Minsk agreements and agreements reached at the last summit of the Normandy Four, as well as bilateral relations. And if Ukraine insists on discussing the issue of Crimea, then there will be no meeting between Putin and Zelensky, said Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“Discussion of Crimea is not possible. Therefore, such a formulation actually casts doubt on the hypothetical possibility of holding such a meeting, ” RIA Novosti quoted Peskov as saying.

Peskov also stressed that Putin does not want to discuss “the issue of the intra-Ukrainian conflict”, that is, the war in the Donbas.

On April 20, Zelensky offered Putin to meet anywhere in the Ukrainian Donbas.

In response, the Russian president said that Zelensky should first hold peace talks with the leaders of the the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, and if he wants to talk about Russian-Ukrainian relations, he can come to Moscow at any time. Putin’s representative then added that “Crimea is not the topic for discussion” between Ukraine and Russia.

On September 12, Zelensky’s speaker Serhiy Nikiforov said that the Ukrainian President did not see the point in meeting with Putin without discussing Crimea.

(c) UAWire

11 comments

  • “Discussion of Crimea is not possible. Therefore, such a formulation actually casts doubt on the hypothetical possibility of holding such a meeting, ” RIA Novosti quoted Peskov as saying.

    It’s pointless Zelensky meeting the terrorist then. Crimea is out of the question, Russia invading Ukraine is out of the question. Nothing much left to talk about, unless it’s the smell of unwashed bodies coming from the direction of Crimea.

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  • “Putin’s representative then added that “Crimea is not the topic for discussion” between Ukraine and Russia.”
    A very good example of why the putinazis are under no pressure whatsoever.
    If there were real, hard-hitting sanctions, the putinazis would be begging for unconditional talks.
    Sanction them until they are on the brink of disaster.

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    • Here it is once again for the entire world to see why there’s been no progress on the war. We see the reason for this ongoing war. Putin invaded, Putin supplied and then Putin said it is not a topic for discussion. Yes Ukraine must get stronger to confront the ruSSo-invaders but where are all the supporters of liberty and democracy? What would they say if Biden took Kaliningrad and then told the world this is not a topic of discussion? Perhaps Foccusser is right, its time to deploy the Turkish drones.

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  • Even without these dumbass statements from Pest-cough, there never was a valid reason to meet with the platform shoed moron. It’s a complete waste of time and effort.

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  • Crimea is Russia, as it was in the past. Ukraine’s non-recognition won’t bother Putler, but will extend the pains for Ukraine. Ukraine does neither have the military strength nor the international support to regain the former russian peninsula. Ukraine will remain stiff and patriotic, but won’t achieve a thing, while more young boys get killed in Donbas.

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