The Kremlin states that today neither Kyiv nor Moscow is preparing a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the heads of Russia and Ukraine. Dmitry Peskov, the Spokesperson for the Russian President, adds that no specific proposals have been received from Kyiv at the moment.
"There is no substantive preparation for the meeting of the two presidents, we do not receive any specific proposals from our Ukrainian colleagues," Interfax-Ukraine quotes him as saying.
Context. Recently, Peskov stated that Putin was ready to negotiate with Zelenskyy.
"There is no clarity about the possibility of contact between Putin and Zelenskyy, but the President of the Russian Federation is open for the dialogue aimed at achieving results," the Spokesperson for the Russian President said.
In October, Peskov ruled out such a possibility, arguing that the Ukrainian side allegedly had taken a course to withdraw from the Minsk Protocol and had not fulfilled the agreement.
After that, Zelenskyy stated that he was ready for direct negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as for any format of negotiations with the RF.
In April, Zelenskyy called on Putin to meet with him in Donbas. For his part, the latter stated that he was ready to meet, but in Moscow and exclusively to discuss relations between the two countries. Later, the Head of Ukraine instructed Andriy Yermak, the Head of the Office of the President, to arrange for a possible meeting with Putin.