Zelensky announced the preparations for his meeting with Russian counterpart during the visit to the Chornobyl nuclear power plant.

“I  really offered [to Putin] and everyone heard it – to meet in Donbas. The President of the Russian Federation confirmed his intention to meet. He proposed to do this in Moscow. I have already given the task to head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak to reach out to  President Putin administration to find understanding and agree on the terms and a place where we can meet,” said the president.

The Ukrainian president  stressed that what mattered about this meeting was “its essence and the rest is details.” Pressed for the possible meeting dates, the president stopped short of giving more details stating only “it appears to me that it is coming”.

Earlier this month, Zelensky visited Ukrainian troops on the frontline and offered his Russian counterpart to meet for peace talks in Donbas.