Ukrainian President Zelenskiy And Russian President Putin Discuss Ending The Conflict In Eastern Ukraine

© (L) Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky / Sputnik; (R) Russian President Vladimir Putin / Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolsky

Reuters: Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Zelenskiy discuss ending conflict in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy held their first telephone conversation on Thursday and discussed settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the return of prisoners, the Kremlin said.

Zelenskiy, a former comic actor with no previous political experience, won Ukraine’s presidential election in April and he has declared the settlement of the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Kiev’s forces one of his priorities.

The Kremlin said the phone call between Putin and Zelenskiy had been initiated by the Ukrainian side.

The two men discussed the possibility of continuing contacts on the issue in the ‘Normandy’ format, which involves the participation of France and Germany, the Kremlin statement said.

Read more ….

WNU Editor: Nothing much was accomplished from this phone call. It was their first phone call, and both realize that they need to get to know each other before proceeding further.

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy And Russian President Putin Discuss Ending The Conflict In Eastern Ukraine

Putin and Ukraine’s new leader discuss east Ukraine conflict — AP
Ukraine’s New President Breaks With Predecessor and Offers Peace Talks With Vladimir Putin — Newsweek
Russia ready for talks on Ukraine after new government is formed in Kiev, says Putin — TASS
Putin Held Phone Conversation With Zelensky on Ukrainian President’s Initiative — Sputnik
Putin responds to Zelensky’s proposal to hold talks on Ukraine — UNIAN
Putin discusses Ukrainian conflict, prisoner exchange, in first direct phone call with Zelensky — RT
‘In what capacity?’ Putin puzzled as Zelensky invites outgoing PM May to mediate their talks — RT

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*