Putin says Russia ready to host Ukraine president for talks in Moscow


Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a virtual global climate summit via a video link in Moscow, Russia April 22, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would be prepared to host Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for talks in Moscow at any time convenient for him.

Putin made the comments after Zelenskiy on Tuesday challenged the Russian leader to meet him in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region for talks on ending the conflict there.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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