22 Mar 2022 16:44

Meeting between Ukrainian, Russian presidents possible after draft roadmap is prepared - Ukrainian presidential advisor

KYIV. March 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) - A meeting between the Ukrainian and Russian presidents will be possible after a draft roadmap toward a settlement is prepared so that they can discuss it, Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the Ukrainian presidential office chief, said on Telegram on Tuesday.

"When the working groups draw up some preliminary documents within the framework of the negotiating process and these are passed on to the presidents, they will evaluate whether this is a roadmap that could be discussed tete-a-tete. Then such a meeting could take place," Podolyak said.

"Any substantial decisions can be made only at a meeting between the presidents of the two countries," he said.

"The negotiations are ongoing in an online format all the time, and there are a lot of consultative groups involved in this process," he said.