The first telephone conversation between the presidents of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian Federation Vladimir Putin was of a pragmatic nature. This was stated by Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, - Russian TASS reports.
"It is hardly necessary to discuss the emotional nuances and tones now, the conversation was not for that", - he stated, answering the question of whether Putin was pleased with the conversation.
"The very fact of the first communication between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine is quite important", - he stated.
According to Peskov, the first conversation between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine was pragmatic and took about 20 minutes. "As for the atmosphere of the conversation, this was the first introductory conversation of the two presidents - they talked on the phone for the first time, there had been no contacts between them before", - the Kremlin representative said.
According to him, "the conversation was quite pragmatic".
"There is no concrete understanding for now", - Peskov said about the plans to hold a new telephone conversation between Putin and Zelensky.
He did not answer the question which words Zelensky started the conversation from, who had previously promised that he would ask Putin about the Crimea and Donbass at the first opportunity. Peskov advised "to address the question to the Ukrainian counterpart". At the same time, the press secretary of the Russian leader reported: "Putin began the conversation with the word "hello".
Responding to questions whether the presidents discussed the release of Ukrainian sailors-prisoners of war and journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, Peskov recalled on the agreement to "continue work at the expert level". The representative of the Kremlin noted that the leaders also touched upon the theme of "continuing work in the Normandy format" "Namely in the Normandy format", - Peskov stressed.
As previously reported, it became known in the evening of July 11 that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.