Russia said on Wednesday that it did not rule out a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, but that any such talks need to be prepared in advance.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters during the call that work on a peace document with Ukraine stopped a long time ago and has not restarted.
Peskov said that people in Russian-occupied Ukraine regions such as Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Donbas must decide for themselves their future and the Kremlin has no doubt that they will make the “best decision”.
Ukraine has previously said that Russia’s annexation of these regions would put an end to peace talks between the two sides.
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