- Title: Putin urges Ukraine's Zelenskiy to complete peace process
- Date: 3rd October 2019
- Summary: SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 3, 2019) (RUSSIAN POOL) VALDAI SUMMIT IN PROGRESS / PARTICIPANTS ON STAGE AUDIENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING (OVER PUTIN, KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN, KAZAKH PRESIDENT KASSYM-JOMART TOKAYEV ON STAGE): "The people are waiting for this issue (the peace process in eastern Ukraine) to be resolved (OVER PUTIN SPEAKING) in Ukraine and if he musters enough political courage and strength to complete it, I think he will prove himself as an honest politician, strong and (OVER AUDIENCE LISTENING) capable of implementing the decisions that have been made. I think he genuinely wants to do this, (OVER RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SERGEI LAVROV, LISTENING) this is his sincere conviction, desire". VARIOUS OF VALDAI SUMMIT IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 17th October 2019 18:55
- Keywords: Volodymyr Zelenskiy peace process in eastern Ukraine Vladimir Putin Russia - Ukraine
- Location: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- City: SOCHI, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AZJNVWN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy must complete the peace process in eastern Ukraine in order to prove himself as a strong politician, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said on Thursday (October 3).
"The people are waiting for this issue to be resolved and if he musters enough political courage and strength to complete it, I think he will prove himself as an honest politician, strong and capable of implementing the decisions that have been made," Putin said of his Ukrainian counterpart while speaking at a conference in Russia.
"I think he genuinely wants to do this."
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