20 May 2020 13:02

Zelensky prepared for direct talks on Donbas with Putin

KYIV. May 20 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is ready for direct negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war in Donbas.

"Even though the public may have different views on direct negotiations between President Zelensky and President Putin, I'm sure we must do this. I don't mean we should discard Minsk [the Minsk Agreements]; I mean we should do this on a separate, parallel track. You can understand some things only when you are one on one, and you can hear some answers only when you are one on one, so as to draw one hundred percent definite conclusions and begin pursuing another plan, a plan B," Zelensky said at a press conference in Kyiv.