30 Oct 2019 13:59

Putin's talks in Hungary may address Ukraine - Peskov

MOSCOW. Oct 30 (Interfax) - The upcoming talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban may address the issue of Ukraine, specifically, the issue of ethnic minorities, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"Without a doubt, there are issues that have equally concerned and still equally concern the Hungarians and us. This is the issue of minorities in the adjacent areas," Peskov told reporters.

"Hungary has repeatedly said it does not accept the processes that are going on there [in Ukraine]," he said.

"Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that it will be addressed in some way," he said.

When asked whether Putin is going to discuss with his Hungarian colleague the new Ukrainian government led by Volodymyr Zelensky, Peskov said, "This isn't about discussing the new government or the old one, a country's government is a sovereign affair."