Kremlin: Meeting between Putin, Zelensky possible
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov says there is a possibility of a direct meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Sunday that the possibility of a direct meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is very likely.
At the same time, Peskov noted that it is necessary to be clear about what is to be discussed and what the possible results will be.
The Spokesperson refused to disclose or comment on what solutions have been reached so far between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations involved in negotiations. On Saturday, he noted that negotiations continue and have not been interrupted, adding that they are taking place on video conference calls.
He added that the Russian position has been made clear and that Ukrainian negotiators have been informed of Russian demands, stressing that Moscow awaits Kiev's response.
Today, TASS reported that the Russian delegate to the negotiations with Ukraine said it is possible to reach a common ground between the two delegations.
Turkey: Possible meeting between Putin, Zelensky soon
Turkish Presidency's Spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalin, announced on Friday that a "possible" meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky could take place in the near future and that there's a good reason for such a meeting.
A Turkish channel quoted Kalin as saying that "the meeting is possibly taking place in the near future. There are reasons to believe that this meeting will happen sooner or later. We will continue to be the mediator, but eventually, it is Putin who will end this war. It is Putin who will have the last word on this matter."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday told his US counterpart Joe Biden that mediating the "Ukraine-Russia war" was important to Ankara. Erdogan's words came following talks between Kiev and Moscow in Antalya, Turkey.
Turkey held talks between Kiev and Moscow in a bid to simmer down tensions as the Russian special military operation in Ukraine unfolds.
Last week, the Russian Embassy in Belarus stated that talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials on the Ukraine crisis had begun on the Belarus-Poland border.