Indonesian President hands over Zelensky’s message to Putin

The President of Indonesia made a proposal to Zelensky to convey a personal message to Putin the day before, during his visit to Kyiv

Joko Widodo and Vladimir Putin

Indonesian President Joko Widodo conveyed a message from President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. He announced this during his visit to Moscow, TASS reports.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that he did not know the content of the message, Interfax reports. “I don't know what it's all about yet,” — a Kremlin spokesman told reporters.

On June 29, the Indonesian president arrived in Kyiv, where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Earlier, Widodo said that he would hold talks with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders and call them to a dialogue about peace, as well as ask for a ceasefire and a military operation.

During his visit to Kyiv, Widodo himself invited Zelensky to convey a personal message to Vladimir Putin, Sky News reported. “I offered to convey the message of President Zelensky to President Putin, whom I will meet shortly,” — said the President of Indonesia.

In November, Indonesia will host the G20 summit in Bali. Russian presidential aide Ushakov said on June 27 that Vladimir Putin accepted the invitation to the G20 meeting, but the format of participation is still being discussed.

Ukraine is not a member of the G20, but Widodo invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the summit during his visit to Kyiv, Ukrayinska Pravda reported. The latter accepted the invitation, but clarified that Ukraine's participation would depend on the security situation in the country itself and on the composition of the participants in the G20.

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Since the beginning of the Russian special operation, the Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly advocated negotiations between Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky. The press secretary of the Russian leader said that Moscow was not against such a meeting, but for this the parties at the delegation level should prepare a meaningful document to be signed by the leaders of the two countries.

Russia and Ukraine have been negotiating a settlement since late February . After the meeting of the delegations of the two countries in Istanbul, Kyiv handed over to Moscow a number of proposals, including a non-bloc and non-nuclear status of Ukraine. Later, as Russian President Vladimir Putin reported, Kyiv began to deviate from the Istanbul agreements and the negotiations reached an impasse. At the end of April, the negotiations were suspended, this was confirmed by both sides.

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