“Of course, the news is good, because the initiative is shown by the Ukrainian side. Thus, Ukraine has demonstrated its readiness to resume the dialogue. I guess the conversation was not easy. Content is too early to comment, too little information. But the fact of negotiations is welcome, dialogue is always better than its absence, ”Kosachev believes.

According to him, it remains to hope that an agreement will be implemented to continue the work of experts on the issues raised during the conversation.

“This is a situation in the south-east of Ukraine, the fate of the detained people. All these are topics that will help solve the larger issues of our bilateral relations and internal problems of Ukraine, ”said the senator.

Earlier, Putin held telephone talks with Zelensky. The conversation took place at the initiative of the Ukrainian side.

A spokesman for the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov, said that during the negotiations, an agreement was reached to continue work on these areas at the expert level.