"President Putin said he was ready to meet with President Zelensky. And he said it on numerous occasions. It had been said before the article [‘On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians’] was published," Peskov pointed out.
The Russian presidential spokesman noted that Putin’s article "is a profound and very good reason for a discussion" between the two countries’ leaders. "The article makes it possible to understand President Putin’s determination to make Russian-Ukrainian contacts meaningful," Peskov added.
According to the Kremlin spokesman, for a start, the two countries’ presidential offices need to make preparations for such a meeting.