Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has denied the possibility of talks with Russia.

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When asked by journalists before his speech at iForum 2019 whether there would be negotiations with Russia, Zelensky said "No," the Ukrainian news outlet Hromadske wrote on May 23.

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Zelensky also apologized for the fact that visitors of iForum had to pass through metal detector frames and joked that someone from those present at the event would come up with an alternative to this type of control.

As UNIAN reported earlier, head of Zelensky's presidential administration Andriy Bohdan said peace agreements with Russia could be put to a nationwide referendum.