“The first part (question. - RT) can be answered very simply. What is my relationship with Zelensky? None! I have never seen him, we are not familiar with him, we talked on the phone. It seems to me that he is a nice person and sincere, ”he said.

In his opinion, Zelensky really wants to change the situation for the better, including in the Donbass. At the same time, Putin added that he does not yet know how Zelensky is "able to do this."

The Russian leader added that certain positive steps had been taken, specifying what he meant by the withdrawal of forces and assets in two settlements in the Donbass.

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