Zelensky confirms scheduled meeting with Putin in Paris
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has confirmed an upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Normandy format summit in Paris on December 9.
During a "Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster" panel show on Ukraine TV channel, the president was asked whether he had a scheduled bilateral meeting with Putin at the Normandy Four summit.
Zelensky replied: "Yes, all presidents will have bilateral meetings."
When asked if he was anxious about a future meeting, Zelensky said: "No, I want the result. That's the only thing that makes me anxious. We meet, we see what's up, and we say: we're planning this and that. I really don't like the lack of outcome in talks – that's the only thing I'm anxious about."
"What am I supposed to be anxious about? I'm a president of a free country. I'm not selling my country out to anyone, never, in any case. Truth is on our side. When truth is on your side and there's an actual will to end the war, you grow stronger with each day," the head of state added.
As reported earlier, on December 6, Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin plans to hold bilateral meetings in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.