Neither Moscow nor Vatican received Zelensky’s proposal for meeting with Putin — Kremlin

 Neither Moscow nor the Vatican has received any official proposal from Kiev for holding a meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Vladimir Zelensky of Ukraine in the Vatican, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

"President Zelensky said that it would be the perfect place for such a meeting. However, neither the Vatican nor Russia has official information on the matter. We haven’t received specific information about the proposal," Peskov pointed out.

Meanwhile the Kremlin spokesman is unaware if the Russian president will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart anywhere other than in Moscow. "I don’t know if he is ready to travel anywhere," Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. "We all proceed from what President Putin said and since we are not a party to the conflict, there is no need to discuss Donbass issues, peace efforts, with us. It should be discussed within the four-member group. Putin pointed out that should Zelensky be willing to discuss bilateral relations, he is welcome to Moscow," the Kremlin spokesman noted.

Moscow and Kiev cannot tackle the issue of settling the Donbass conflict, since Russia is not a side in this struggle, nevertheless, they should find common ground on this matter, the spokesman pointed out. (TASS)