Russia ready for talks with Ukraine in any format – Putin

Russia ready for talks with Ukraine in any format – Putin

Russia is ready for holding negotiations with Ukraine in any format only after the formation of a new government.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this while answering journalists' questions about his reaction to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's proposal to hold a meeting with the participation of the leaders of Germany, France, the United States and the United Kingdom, TASS News Agency reports.

"We have never refused any of the proposed formats, including expanded talks in the Normandy format," Putin said.

“Firstly, the meeting should be well prepared. Secondly, it will be possible only after the final formation of a new government of Ukraine and the holding of parliamentary elections. Thirdly, I don’t know about the reaction of other participants of the proposed format [to this invitation],” Putin added.

As reported, on July 8, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky proposed Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to meet in Minsk through the mediation of the United States, Great Britain, Germany and France.


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