Zelensky, Putin Can Meet in Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev has offered Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin the opportunity to meet in Kazakhstan
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First Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has offered Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin the opportunity to meet in Kazakhstan.
“I have now met with Mr. Zelensky and have listened to him. Just yesterday I spoke to Vladimir 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,” said Nazarbayev at the session of the Astana Club political forum in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan yesterday (Nov. 12), Reuters reported.
“I have already received Zelensky’s consent to a one-on-one meeting. I have informed the Russian President of that. Now let’s see what happens next. If they need a neutral platform, I have suggested Kazakhstan,” he said.
Nazarbayev spoke to Putin by telephone on Monday (Nov. 11). It was unclear when he secured Zelensky’s support for the idea.
The Kremlin said the leaders of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine could this year hold their first four-way summit on the Russia-fueled conflict in Donbas in three years, but did not mention a potential one-on-one.