Journalist Portnikov: there is no point in direct negotiations between Zelensky and Putin Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “to the applause of distraught fans” is a direct path to further destabilization of the state. He wrote about this in his article for Espreso.
“The head of state is not pathologically trained, even when he ceases to be the president of Ukraine, he will never understand what he should have been doing in this position,” the journalist said .
Portnikov believes that there is no point in direct negotiations between the heads of state, since Putin does not plan to discuss Crimea and Donbass with Zelensky. According to the journalist, the Russian leader wants to discuss Ukraine not with Zelensky, but with US President Joe Biden.
Earlier, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Batkivshchyna faction Valentin Nalyvaichenko said that Ukraine is not ready for direct dialogue with Russia. He criticized the statement of the President of the Republic, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, about his readiness to negotiate with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and pointed out that such plans must first be coordinated with “international partners.”
During his annual message to Ukrainian parliamentarians, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said about his lack of fear of negotiations with Vladimir Putin. At the same time, he noted that direct dialogue with Russia is needed to end the conflict in Donbass.