Putin plans no meetings with Poroshenko - Kremlin

Putin plans no meetings with Poroshenko - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans do not include meetings with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, TASS reports.

"I don’t know that any bilateral contacts are planned", he said.

Speaking about the possibility of the two presidents’ meeting in the Normandy format, with the participation of the leaders of Germany and France, he recalled Putin’s words that to this end, "major efforts of the ministries are needed." "It makes sense to meet only after this work has been done, and the meeting’s possible results are clear," Peskov said. "We have not advanced this far yet," he added.

Peskov also said that "in the interests of implementing the Minsk agreements, the Russian president will be ready for such a contact." "But the conditions must be ripe for this and the homework should be done," said the Kremlin spokesman.

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