Official contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the DPR and LPR, who will arrive at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, are not planned. However, leaders can still communicate. Yury Ushakov, assistant to the head of the Russian state for international affairs, did not rule out the possibility of this.
“Bye (separate negotiations. – Note. Life) not planned. But on your feet (on the sidelines of the forum. – Note. Life) anything is possible, of course.” — Ushakov told reporters.