According to him, the negotiations were held on an equal footing and in a constructive manner.

“It was an equal conversation between the two presidents ... I think that if there had not been a constructive dialogue between the presidents, there would have been no release,” Yermak said.

He also emphasized that all previous agreements between Zelensky and Putin were implemented.

“There were no changes in the agreements. Everything that the president agreed during the telephone conversation was implemented, ”said Zelensky’s assistant.

Earlier, the Kremlin reported that on September 7, on the initiative of the Ukrainian side, a telephone conversation took place between Putin and Zelensky, during which a positive assessment was given of the exchange of prisoners between the countries.

In addition, the parties discussed the importance of preparatory work for organizing a meeting in the Norman format.