Conversation Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will be extremely difficult, but you must strive for it, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.
“You have to talk to those who make decisions in the Russian Federation. And this is Vladimir Putin … there should be a conversation, I think it will be an extremely difficult conversation, but you have to go for it, “he said on the TV channel 1 + 1.
According to him, this does not mean that Kiev is falling from the accounts of the “Norman format”.
“On the contrary, we have now activated preparations for the summit in the” Norman format “, – added Kuleba.
A meeting between Vladimir Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, but in their opinion Moscow is avoiding it.
President Vladimir Putin said that the initiated Russian-Belarusian exercises Zapad-2021 are not directed against anyone. The statement was made at a press conference following his talks with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow.
“But keeping them (exercise – MK) is logical,” Putin added.
He explained that NATO is actively increasing its presence near the borders of the Union and the CSTO as a whole.
Putin added that in talks with Lukashenko he also discussed “issues of building a common defense space.” “
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko to come to Moscow for talks to summarize the work on shaping the state of the Union in recent years.
At a meeting with Lukashenko, the Russian president emphasized that the expert and Long had worked hard in this direction.
In addition, the Russian leader noted that in the period after the period, it is necessary to find additional resources for the development of the countries' economies, as well as for increasing competitiveness.
“But it seems to me that we are on the right track. Now we will discuss all this, we will talk,” Putin said. The partner of the President of the Russian Federation replied that he was right.
Negotiations between the presidents of the Russian Federation and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, began in the Kremlin on Thursday. The heads of both countries will discuss issues of integration within the state of the Union, important aspects of the development of Russian-Belarusian relations.
Coffin with body the late head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Army General Yevgeny Zinichev, will hand over a special IL-76 from Moscow to St. Petersburg on Friday, September 10. The RIA Novosti agency informed about it with reference to a source familiar with the information.
As it turned out, four planes will take off from Moscow to St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport. A carriage with Zinichev's body will be installed on a special board Il-76, and relatives and friends of the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations will also fly with this aircraft. In addition, two SuperJet-100s and one An-148 will fly from Moscow.
Recall that the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, Army General Yevgeny Zinichev, died tragically during an exercise of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Norilsk trying to save director Alexander Melnik (also died). The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, posthumously awarded Evgeny Zinichev the title of Hero of Russia with his decree of 9 September.
Russian Foreign Minister Federation Sergei Lavrov commented on the idea of в uspořád ‹в Ky‹ Kiev to hold a meeting of foreign ministers in the format in Normandy – with the participation of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. Lavrov said that “a meeting for a meeting” is not necessary, reports the telegram channel “You listened to Mayak”. If we meet in the Norman format, the Ukrainian side will say that they have laws that do not allow them to break them, which means that the sole purpose of such an initiative is to ask Berlin and Paris again to put pressure on Russia to start amending the Minsk agreements. ” said Lavrov.
According to him, it only makes sense to meet when it is “clearly and unambiguously” noted that the Norman format will deal with the implementation of the Minsk Agreement instead of trying to rewrite it. Until then, there is no point in meeting.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba previously said that the Ukrainian side is preparing for a meeting of foreign ministers in the Normandy format. According to him, the parties have now agreed on a date for negotiations. He expressed hope that Lavrov “would dare to sit at the negotiating table.”
President Vladimir Putin will not attend 76. session of the UN General Assembly, which will begin on 14 September. This was announced on Thursday by the Kremlin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“The president does not plan to attend the general meeting this year,” Peskov said.
At the same time, he indicated that the possibility of the Head of State's participation in the October G20 summit is not ruled out at the moment. According to Peskov, the president will decide on the G20 in the near future.
“The topic is being processed,” he added.
Earlier, Peskov commented on reports in a number of media that Moscow and Washington were preparing a new meeting between the Russian leader and US President Joe Biden.
Kremlin Representative Dmitry Peskov said that the presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, would hold a part-session on Thursday at a working lunch.
The meeting of leaders will start in Moscow after 17:00. A joint press conference will take place at the end of the interview. According to Peskov, before negotiations with the Belarusian leader, Putin will hold a meeting of the Victory Organizing Committee.
Andrei Turchak, Secretary of the General Council of United Russia, will address it. We will be talking about applications for the award of the honorary title “City of Labor Valor”. Alexander Sergeyev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will speak at the event. He will talk about the results of the forum “Khabarovsk Process: Historical Significance and Current Challenges”. In addition, a report by Attorney General Igor Krasnov is expected.
Putin will also attend the BRICS summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) via video conference. Speeches by the leaders of the countries participating in the association are scheduled. “They will continue the discussion in a closed format.”
Meanwhile, Lukashenko has arrived in Moscow, where his talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are planned. Minsk said earlier that the partners would discuss a wide range of issues in bilateral relations. Lukashenko himself said he planned to raise the issue of security, among other things, in connection with the events in Afghanistan.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Moscow, where his talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are scheduled. According to the telegram channel “Pool of the First”, the Belarusian leader's plane landed in the Russian capital at approximately 11:00 Moscow time.
Earlier in Minsk, it was stated that the partners would discuss a wide range of issues in bilateral relations. Lukashenko himself said he planned to study security, among other things, in connection with the events in Afghanistan. “Belarusians will not stay away,” he explained.
The Kremlin said that the issue of recognition of Minsk by the Russian status of Crimea was not on the agenda, but that work was planned on integration agreements. At the same time, after the talks between the presidents of the two countries, no documents are planned to be signed.
According to available data, Lukashenko and Putin will hold a press conference together after the negotiations.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko flew to Moscow for talks. The Pul Perva telegram channel informs about it.
“He flew to Moscow first for a meeting,” the report said.
Today, on September 9, in the Kremlin, Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin will approve 28 “EU programs” prepared by the authorities of both countries, and they will be signed by the Prime Ministers in Minsk on September 10.
Earlier, Lukashenko announced that at a meeting with Putin on September 9, he planned to address the issue of Afghanistan and discuss the security situation in the Eurasian Economic Union.
Representative office The LPR stated in the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime that in the last day the Ukrainian army fired six times in the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic.
According to an LPR embassy officer at the JCCC, Ukrainian security forces opened fire on 122 mm artillery, grenade launchers and small arms. The settlements of Sokolniki, Smeloe and Zhelobok were shelled.
Recall that the day before, the LPR office at the Joint Center for the Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime announced that on September 7, the Ukrainian Armed Forces opened fire on the LPR territory only once.