In 2019, Putin and Zelensky participated in the summit (“Normandy format”) in Paris. At the same time, the Russian leader held bilateral meetings with Zelensky, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel.
The president of Russia called Zelensky several times in February and July 2020. After that, the leaders of the two countries did not contact each other.
When asked by journalists if it was true that Vladimir Putin had not communicated with Zelensky for several years, Peskov answered in the affirmative.