Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet again to end the war.
“I think the one who started this war can end it,” Zelensky told a news conference at a Kiev metro station on Saturday. News from Al Jazeera
“I am not afraid to meet with Russian President Putin,” he said.
“From the beginning, I have been pushing for talks with the Russian president,” he said. It’s not that I want to meet him. I have to meet with him so that this dispute can be settled. It has to be in a diplomatic way. We have confidence in our allies, but we do not have confidence in Russia.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will pay a state visit to Kiev on Sunday. He will be accompanied by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
This is the first visit by US officials to Ukraine since the start of the war on February 24. However, the US State Department did not say anything about it.