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Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the American Director Oliver stone, that the situation in Ukraine has not changed after the election of a new President. A recording of the conversation published on the Kremlin website.
“Today [no change] unfortunately, no. [The President of Ukraine Vladimir] Zelensky in the election campaign talked about how he was willing to do everything to resolve this crisis [in the Donbas]. But being, in my opinion, in Paris, he suddenly declared that does not consider it possible to negotiate, he said, with separatists. This clearly contradicts what he said during the election campaign,” Putin said.
In early July, Putin already talked about the fact that the statements Zelensky contrary to his election promises. The President suggested that the situation may change after elections to the Verkhovna Rada, which will be held on July 21. He also recalled the intention of the Ukrainian colleagues to establish direct contacts with citizens in the Donbass and to stop calling them separatists.
During his visit to France in June, Zelensky said that Ukraine is not ready to communicate with the separatists, despite the decision to continue talks in Minsk format. The words of the Ukrainian leader has criticized the DNR. The head of the Republic Denis Pushilin said that Zelensky repeats the rhetoric of his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko, is refusing dialogue with the Donbas.
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