20 January 2021,   14:20
Zelensky agreed to meet with Putin in neutral territory

First Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has said he is convinced that Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky will be able to agree upon ways to settle the conflict in the east of Ukraine at their personal meeting, suggesting that such a meeting could be held in Kazakhstan.

"I have now met with Zelensky and have listened to him. Just yesterday I spoke to Putin about how to further tackle this problem. I believe that there is a need for a separate, personal meeting between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine. I discussed such a one-on-one meeting. It seems to me that the time is right for it today. Zelensky received very extensive support from the people and he can demonstrate his political will and resolve this issue. The question here is how to elect those who will govern eastern Ukraine after the conflict ends and all armed formations are withdrawn. I have already received Zelensky"s consent to a one-on-one meeting. I have informed the president of Russia of that. Now let"s see what happens next. If they need a neutral platform, I have suggested Kazakhstan", - said Nazarbayev.