The president had already banned negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin by decree at the end of September 2022.
Zelensky stressed that a meeting with Putin made no sense. “It is not interesting for me. Not interesting to meet, not interesting to speak,” he said.
“They don’t want talks, and that was the case even before the invasion. President Putin decided so.”
He said he was convinced that Ukraine was only the first step for Putin.
“Before the war there were meetings with Putin.
“I saw a man who said one thing and then did another,” Zelensky said.
“Who is he now? After a full-scale invasion, for me he is a nobody.”