“I would not believe a man who, like dust from the table, swept away the hopes of tens of millions of people - those to whom he promised an improvement in relations with Russia, an end to the war in Donbass ... they are not ripe for a constructive dialogue, ”the deputy added.

At the same time, the parliamentarian said that a conversation between the Ukrainian side and Russia about Crimea was excluded, and the Ukrainian leader would refuse to talk about the persecution of the Russian language in Ukraine.

"So it turns out that he does not have topics for conversation, and we regard the holding of the Crimean Platform and populist statements about the" return "of the peninsula as interference in our internal affairs and an encroachment on our territorial integrity," the interlocutor of RT explained. 

According to Balbek, the dialogue will make sense when President Zelensky, "albeit reluctantly, recognizes that Crimea is Russian." 

“This can become a starting point for discussing important interstate issues,” he concluded.

Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in an interview with Pavel Zarubin in the program “Moscow.


Putin "on the TV channel" Russia 1 "spoke about the possibility of a meeting between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the head of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.

As Peskov noted, Russian leader Vladimir Putin “clearly confirmed and reaffirmed his political will” and declared his readiness to meet.

At the same time, the presidential press secretary added that the Russian side does not yet see the same mutual political will on the part of Kiev.