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The President of Russia Vladimir Putin expressed readiness to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky and discuss with him the situation in the Donbass, but only after Ukraine will form a Cabinet of Ministers, reports TASS.
“More or less about something we can talk after the final formation of the new government of Ukraine and elections to the Parliament”, — said the head of state.
At the same time, Putin said, he does not know how to react to this initiative, other members of the proposed format. We are talking about mediation at the summit, U.S. President Donald trump, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may and French leader Emmanuel Macron.
Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be held on July 21.
Earlier it became known that the Russian leader was interested in the proposal Zelensky about the meeting in Minsk regarding conflict resolution in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. “This could be interesting,” he said.
The Ukrainian President invited Putin to meet July 8. As the site for the summit, it considered the capital of Belarus and said he was ready to discuss “who and who is not there in the Donbas.” The head of state was invited to participate in negotiations as mediators of a number of Western leaders.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko supported the proposal of his Ukrainian counterpart and expressed readiness to prepare the summit. The UK foreign office also welcomed the initiative Zelensky.
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