Victor Medvedchuk: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS
The head of the political Council of the Ukrainian party “the Opposition platform For life” Viktor Medvedchuk called populism offer of President Vladimir Zelensky to meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and other world leaders in Minsk. The politician said the channel “112 Ukraine”.
According to Medvedchuk, before the leaders of the “Normandy four” to meet in expanded format, Zelensky should first know the opinion of all countries involved in the negotiations. “Maybe we should ask Russia, France, Germany? For example, I very well know this situation, know the position of Germany, which opposed the US involvement. And about the UK — the issue was not discussed at all. What is that proposal? It’s just to say, to say, to do a PR stunt that the pursuit of peace? No,” — said the politician. In his opinion, such steps Zelensky say that he is not seeking to cease hostilities and to establish peace in the Donbass.
8 Jul Zelensky on his page on Facebook appealed to Putin with a proposal to hold negotiations in Minsk, the theme of which will mainly relate to the settlement of the situation in the Donbass. He stressed that Kyiv does not change and does not waive any diplomatic formats. According to the Ukrainian leader, the summit could take place under the mediation of U.S. President Donald trump, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may and French leader Emmanuel Macron.
In response, the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that the initiative Zelensky will be considered, but so far Russia is not ready to give an answer. According to him, the President has proposed a completely new format of negotiations. “First, you need to understand whether the prospects of such a meeting, and secondly, you need to understand what this format offers,” added Sands.
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