Kremlin on Guterres’ request to meet with Putin: No response yet
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov slams Ukrainian Security Council's statement on attacking the Crimean bridge as "unacceptable".
There has been no response to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' wish to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Thursday.
Guterres requested a meeting with Putin in Moscow and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev to discuss a ceasefire in Ukraine.
"Such requests were sent to the Foreign Ministry. So far there has been no response," Peskov told reporters.
Zelensky not informed about draft document sent by Russia
The Kremlin is baffled as to why Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has not been told of a draft text submitted by Russian negotiators to the Ukrainian side, according to Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Thursday.
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"As I said yesterday, our wording in the latest version was handed over to our opponents - the Ukrainian negotiating delegation. Now we will wait for an answer. Although we heard Zelensky's statement that he did not receive and did not see any texts, which also raises certain questions - why is Zelensky not being reported on our text options," Peskov told reporters.
Putin-Erdogan phone conversation not scheduled yet
The date of a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has not yet been set, Peskov said.
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"So far, no such contacts have been made. We are talking about a possible telephone conversation, but so far, it is not exactly agreed on in Putin's schedule," the Russian diplomat told reporters.
Ukrainian Security Council's statement on attacking Crimean bridge unacceptable
The statement of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council's head Oleksiy Danilov on attacking the Crimean bridge is an announcement of a terrorist attack, it is unacceptable and needs legal review, as well as subsequent punishment, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
Earlier today, Danilov said that Ukraine intends to subject the Crimean bridge to rocket fire. At the same time, he could not clarify whether Kiev has the necessary weapons.
"As you understand, the relevant services are taking all the necessary security measures and precautions around the bridge, as well as all strategic facilities. Such a statement is nothing more than an announcement of a possible terrorist act, this is unacceptable. There are a lot of signs of acts that are subject to legal verification and subsequent punishment," Peskov told reporters.