Earlier, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Enin said that Zelensky intends to hold talks with Biden before he meets with Vladimir Putin. The opinion that the head of the White House should talk to his Ukrainian counterpart before the summit in Geneva was also voiced by the head of the Kyiv delegation to the trilateral contact group on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas, Leonid Kravchuk. The summit of the presidents of Russia and the United States will be held in Geneva on June 16, and the American side plans to discuss, among other things, the situation in Ukraine.
Zelensky complained that Biden’s representatives did not advise him about the upcoming summit, and called such consultations important since many things “simply cannot be discussed over the phone.
“I understand that because of the plans Biden has and his tight schedule, this may not happen, but the choice remains only for him. As a guarantor of the Constitution of Ukraine, I am ready to defend Ukraine at anytime and anywhere in the world, and I am ready to meet with him (Biden) and discuss all these details before the meeting (Putin and Biden),” the Ukrainian leader said. He added that his contact with the American president “in one form or another” is possible.