OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he does not lose hope of agreeing with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to improve relations between the two countries, but noted a change in the position of the Ukrainian politician.

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast, and such a probability exists,” Putin said in an interview with TASS news agency. At the same time, he drew attention to a change in the position of his Ukrainian counterpart. “Unfortunately, he came from Paris [From the summit in the Normandy format on December 9, 2019. – Ed.) and started talking about the need to revise the Minsk Agreements. This raises questions,” Putin added.

The President recalled that Moscow and Kiev were able to agree on an exchange of prisoners, as well as on the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine.