War: Ukraine Gives Conditions During Peace Talks With Russia
Podolyak said Ukraine would be ready to talk about any neighbourly relations and political settlements with Russia only after the implementation of the country’s positions
The Ukrainian delegation is seeking a ceasefire and a troop withdrawal during the peace talks with Russia.
Ukrainian Presidential Advisor, Mykhailo Podolyak disclosed this on Monday, March 14, 2022.
He said Ukraine would be ready to talk about any neighborly relations and political settlements with Russia only after the implementation of the country’s positions.
In a terse statement, Podolyak reiterated the need for peace and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.
“Our positions remain unchanged: peace, immediate ceasefire, withdrawal of all Russian troops,” Podolyak said.
The fourth round of negotiations between Ukrainian and Russian delegations was scheduled for Monday via video link.
In-person talks held previously in Belarus and working group discussions taking place in recent days, so far no breakthrough.
Both Kyiv and Moscow have expressed cautious optimism in the past day about the course of peace talks, even as Russia’s assault on Ukraine intensifies.
“If we compare the two delegations’ positions at the talks at the very beginning and today, we will see considerable progress,” Leonid Slutsky, a Russian lawmaker specializing in foreign policy said