Peskov: Donbass conflict regulation cannot be the purpose of Putin-Zelensky meeting

 Peskov: Donbass conflict regulation cannot be the purpose of Putin-Zelensky meeting
# 27 April 2021 14:23 (UTC +04:00)

Donbass conflict regulation cannot be the purpose of a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The president [of Russia Vladimir Putin] made his opinion regarding this initiative absolutely clear," the spokesman said. "This dialogue can only concern matters of bilateral relations. That is, this dialogue cannot be held with the purpose of finding ways to regulate the conflict in southeastern Ukraine."

The Russian presidential administration and the Ukrainian office of the president are in permanent contact on the issue of the possible meeting, Peskov informed.

"Deputy Chief of Staff [of the Presidential Executive Office Dmitry] Kozak is in constant touch with the Ukrainian presidential administration," he said.

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