The Foreign Ministry did not see the point in talking about the meeting between Putin and Zelensky

According to Zakharova, it is not worth discussing this topic “without any factual information.” In a recent conversation with Erdogan, Zelensky said he was ready to meet with Putin, Turkey offered to mediate in organizing negotiations

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It makes no sense to talk about the meeting of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine now “even theoretically” ;, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing.

“Now I simply didn’t begin to engage in simple reasoning, having no factual information,” — she said, expressing gratitude to all those who offer mediation in organizing such negotiations.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in a telephone conversation with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the end of May, once again since the beginning of the Russian special operation, said that he wants to meet with Vladimir Putin. Ankara considers a meeting of the two presidents possible and is ready to help resolve the crisis, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed.

In May, Zelensky stressed that Putin— the only Russian politician he would like to meet, and only one issue can be discussed at such a meeting— cessation of hostilities in Ukraine. The President noted that the organization of any negotiations with Russia is becoming increasingly difficult.

Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly said that Russian-Ukrainian negotiations at the highest level are hypothetically possible. Since the beginning of the military operation, the delegations of the two countries have held several rounds of negotiations and passed proposals for a peace agreement to each other. In early April, Peskov will host a meeting of the presidents if the delegations formulate a specific written document. However, soon after that, both the Russian and Ukrainian sides reported that the negotiations had reached an impasse.

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