The Kremlin is cautiously optimistic about Zelensky

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Russia is cautious about the politics of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Dmitry Peszkov, the Kremlin spokesman in an interview with Révija 1 state television channel on Sunday.

According to Peszkov, Moscow expects positive changes from the new Ukrainian leader, but does not understand its position on the fundamental issues of bilateral relations. He called these issues in the direction of “whole unfriendly” with Russia and the attitude towards the Minsk agreements aimed at ending the conflict in south-eastern Ukraine.
“That’s why (Vladimir) Putin (Russian President) is waiting for a standstill,” the spokesman said.
In connection with the incident in the Gulf of Oman, Pescov warned of “unjustified accusations” and called “absurd” that the United States, accusing Iran of the two tankers, was referring to secret data. He warned that such conflicts could fundamentally shake the world economy.
Pskov believed that one day would be enough for the parties to prepare a full, separate discussion of US President Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka on 27 and 28 June. He pointed out that, in the context of a “leg” discussion, it would not be possible to fully discuss all the issues of mutual interest.
The separate meeting of Putin and Trump, scheduled for December in G20, Argentina, was canceled by the American party one day before the scheduled date, citing a Russian-Ukrainian marine incident near the Kerch Strait.

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