“It is unprofitable for Putin to meet with Zelensky, because then both the people of Ukraine and Russia, and especially the occupied part of Donbass, and the world community will wait for a concrete result. And if there are no results, then the initiator of this meeting, that is, President Zelensky, will win.” , – he said.
The adviser to the head of the OP believes that in this case Zelensky “will appear as a person who wanted peace and took proactive steps for this.”
“And Putin will look like a” bek and a byaka “who did not agree to any conditions of his counterpart, that is, in fact, he will not only be an instigator of the conflict, but also a person interested in its continuation. This is not profitable for Putin,” Arestovich explained.
Putin and Zelensky met in person only once – in December 2019 in Paris at the Normandy format leaders’ summit.
On April 20, 2021, Zelensky invited Putin to meet “anywhere in Donbass where there is a war”… Putin answered Two days later and offered to meet in Moscow. The head of the Kremlin said he was ready to negotiate bilateral relations. To “discuss the problems of Donbass,” the Ukrainian leadership should meet with the leaders of the “LPR” and “DPR”, and “only then discuss them with representatives of third countries,” he said.
Representatives of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG believe that the President of Ukraine you should not go to Moscow for negotiations… To Kiev inviting Putin is incorrect, said the head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on April 27, Zelenskiy said that his meeting with Putin could go to the Vatican… “This is truly an ideal place for a dialogue about peace,” the Ukrainian president is convinced. Before that, Zelensky said that he “cares not about the venue, but about the content of the meeting”.
On June 30, Putin announced that so far sees no point in meeting with Zelensky, since “the key issues of the life of Ukraine are resolved not in Kiev, but in Washington, partly in Berlin and Paris.”