OREANDA-NEWS. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that it is too early to talk about the restoration of relations between Kiev and Moscow, but noted that there was “the beginning of a dialogue.”

“Unfortunately, we have lost this word [Relationship. – Ed.]. And we lost the meaning of this word between our countries, after Russia annexed Crimea illegally and the war began in eastern Ukraine,” the politician said at a joint briefing in Vienna with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen, answering a question about his relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Zelensky noted that before, Ukrainians and Russians called each other “brothers and sisters,” and the countries had excellent relations. “And today there are 14 thousand dead, and today there are no two territories of our independent country. Therefore, I have not yet found a word about what is between us,” the President of Ukraine explained.

At the same time, Zelensky pointed out that Kiev and Moscow began to talk, which led to a truce in Donbass, thanks to which Ukraine was able to return home 140 citizens. “I believe that this is the beginning of a dialogue. And it seems to me that it is still very, very early for us to talk about relations,” he added.