20 Apr 2022 13:08

Peskov declines to comment on Medvedchuk situation

MOSCOW. April 20 (Interfax) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a press briefing on Wednesday he had nothing to say about a possible exchange of politician Viktor Medvedchuk, detained in Ukraine, at this point.

Journalists asked Peskov whether any progress had been made in regard to Medvedchuk's exchange and whether he was aware of Russian President Vladimir Putin's reaction to the situation.

"I have nothing to say about that just yet," Peskov said.

Dmitry Peskov has also said that Israel has more than once stated its readiness to organize a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Jerusalem.

"Indeed, Israel has shown its readiness to host such a meeting more than once. And we have said many-many times what has to be the forerunner of such a hypothetical meeting," Peskov said on Wednesday while answering a question from Interfax as to whether this issue was discussed by Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.