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Meeting between Putin, Zelensky possible only with prepared written agreement — Kremlin

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added that there is the experience of Ukraine not fulfilling its obligations

MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin can meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky only when a specific written agreement is worked out between the two countries, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"No, Putin has never rejected (a possible meeting with Zelensky - TASS). Putin has never ruled out such a meeting and this meeting, yes, hypothetically it is possible," the Kremlin official told the Russia-1 TV channel on Sunday.

"Yet on order for it (the meeting) to happen, it is necessary for a certain document to be generated by the two delegations. Not a set of ideas but a specific written document. Then the time will come for such a meeting," he stressed.

Responding to a question as to whether Russia can be certain that Ukraine will implement the new bilateral agreement, Putin’s press secretary said: "We have this experience (of Ukraine not fulfilling its obligations - TASS), we remember it, remember very well and act accordingly," he assured.

Lately, Turkey was talking about plans to organize a meeting between Putin and Zelensky. On April 1, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that organizing such a meeting remained a priority for Turkey. Yet on the same day, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that it was difficult to name a specific date for such a meeting, since the situation is constantly changing.