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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky says that, if he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he will first of all raise the issue of the occupied territories, Crimea and Donbas.

In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, asked about what he would say to Putin during his first personal meeting, Zelensky replied: "Let's start with the fact that Donbas and Crimea are Ukraine."

The head of the Ukrainian state is convinced that Ukraine has not lost Crimea for good and that the peninsula will soon return under Kyiv's control.

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"Crimea is Ukraine. And we hope that soon it will return. I love Crimea very much. I have been there many times. This is a unique place in Ukraine with its own nature and history. It has always been and remains part of Ukraine," Zelensky stressed.

As UNIAN reported earlier, at a joint press conference with President of France Emmanuel Macron in Paris, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky declared that his priority is returning peace to Ukraine.