Putin discusses Ukrainian conflict, prisoner exchange, in first direct phone call with Zelensky | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Putin discusses Ukrainian conflict, prisoner exchange, in first direct phone call with Zelensky

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to the new Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time since his election victory. The two discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and potential further contact.

The call was initiated by Kiev, a statement issued by the Kremlin says. The two presidents talked about ways to resolve the ongoing conflict that has been gripping the eastern regions of Ukraine for some five years as well as about potential cooperation in facilitating prisoner exchange between the parties to the conflict. Moscow and Kiev agreed that such consultations would continue at expert level, the statement said.

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