To questions from the press, the senior official said he would not disclose the venue of the negotiations and stressed his hope that Kiev’s representatives will attend the meeting and that it will be successful, although he preferred not to make any predictions about its prospects.
“At first, we can try to predict whether Ukrainian negotiators will come or not. Let’s hope that they will. Our people will be there and will be ready to sit at the negotiating table in the evening,” the Kremlin representative said.
The continuation of the Russia-Ukraine talks on Wednesday for a settlement of the conflict between the parties was in suspense the day before after Kiev conditioned the dialogue to the cessation of hostilities.
“First, a complete ceasefire is needed,” said Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in an interview for Reuters news agency, referring to the continuation of negotiations between Moscow and Kiev.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said yesterday that Ukraine is analyzing the results of Monday’s meeting with the Russian delegation and assured that Kiev will be ready to attend a new meeting if necessary.