Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said the positions of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his predecessor Petro Poroshenko on Russia are similar.

"We are closely monitoring [the situation], and we are probably inclined to agree with your point of view on the similarity of positions that are now beginning to take shape," he told journalists, answering a question of an UNIAN correspondent in Russia on whether Zelensky's position became clearer for the Kremlin, since his statements on Russia are similar to Poroshenko's in terms of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, sanctions against Russia, and the return of prisoners of war and political prisoners.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that if he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he would first of all raise the issue of the occupied territories, Crimea, and Donbas.