Vladimir Zelensky Photo: RIA Novosti
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, having listened to the statements of the party “Opposition platform For life”. This opinion was expressed by a party member Nestor Shufrych in a column for the website “112 Ukraine”.
He noted that a few weeks ago, the rating of Pro-presidential party “servant of the people” began to fall. According to the Deputy, it is connected with the policy Zelensky, which differs little from the policy of former head of state Petro Poroshenko. At the same time representatives of the opposition are addressing the challenges posed by the society — in particular, the negotiations with Russia for a peaceful settlement, said the Shufrych.
“If we caused such reaction of the President that he had begun direct negotiations, then we as the opposition are moving in the right direction,” he said.
The MP also said the next target “the Opposition platform” — to get Zelensky not to engage in PR, and to establish a real contact for the sake of agreement and peace in Ukraine. Now, however, the President shows naked populism, and opposition — specific things, said the Shufrych.
Zelensky and Putin held a telephone conversation on 11 July at the initiative of the Ukrainian side. The presidents discussed the settlement of the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine and return of individuals held by both sides, as well as the continuation of contacts in the “Normandy format”.
Before that, on 10 July, the head of political Council “the Opposition platform” Viktor Medvedchuk and the co-chairs of the party Yuriy Boiko and Vadim Rabinovich once again met with the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. The parties discussed the policy Zelensky and his team, the situation in the Donbass and gas dispute between Moscow and Kiev.
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