the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky congratulated Ukrainians with the New year, reminded that they are different, and urged the country to unite.
“In our history there were many episodes that bring us together, but we have learned to be a single country occasionally. In the New year we need to be a single state each day, it should become our national idea,” said Zelensky. Broadcast video message led channel “1+1”, reports RIA Novosti.
on the eve of New year, Vladimir Putin had a phone conversation with Vladimir Zelensky. The presidents of Russia and Ukraine congratulated each other a happy holiday and called for the development of bilateral relations.
it is reported that the conversation took place on the initiative of the Ukrainian side. Putin and Zelensky reported positively on the recent exchange of detainees between Kiev and Donbass. It also was concluded on the eve of the deal on gas transit. The presidents noted the constructive nature of the talks, the results of which create a favorable atmosphere for the solution of other bilateral issues.