Zelensky (left) and Putin (right) / Photo from UNIAN

Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide Yuri Ushakov says the presidents of Russia and Ukraine will be able to hold a separate meeting in Paris on December 9 after the Normandy summit."

"I think that the separate meeting is very probable... They will be in the same room. I think they will talk with each other," Ushakov told Russian journalists.

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According to him, the agenda of Putin's visit to Paris has not yet been confirmed, but it will include three elements: negotiations, a working lunch, and a press conference.

As UNIAN reported, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has earlier said that the Russian side is waiting to hear at the Normandy meeting how Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sees the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.

"I think there [at the Normandy summit], President Zelensky will have to give a very detailed account of how he sees his actions in implementing the Minsk agreements. Since there is no alternative to them. This is evidenced by all our partners, in particular the European Union and the United States," he said.