Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian delegation on March 2 will wait for Ukraine to continue negotiations.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday called a condition for negotiations – a complete cessation of shelling before sitting down at the negotiating table. The head of state said this in an interview with Reuters.
He told reporters that US President Joe Biden told him in response to a request that the time had not yet come to close airspace over Ukraine. The politician also said that Kyiv will demand legally binding security guarantees if NATO closes the door on the country’s prospects for joining the alliance.
On Monday negotiations between Russia and Ukraine took place in the Gomel region of Belarus. They lasted about five hours. During this time, the parties went through all the items on the agenda in detail and agreed to continue the negotiation process on the Belarusian-Polish border.
The non-bloc status of Ukraine, fixed at the parliamentary level with a referendum. Recognition by Ukraine of “LDNR” within the administrative framework of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Denazification. Crimea, the return of which is demanded by Ukraine, should be bracketed in the future agreement.
On the same day, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation, said that the Russian and Ukrainian sides had found some points by which common positions could be predicted.
Zelensky, on the other hand, spoke about the lack of the desired result after negotiations with the Russian side, noting that Russia had voiced its positions, Ukraine had put forward counter points to end the war. According to its president, Kyiv received “some signals”.
On March 1, Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin was aware of the results of the negotiations. He stressed that “it is too early to give any estimates.” At the same time, he said that the conversation between the presidents of the Russian Federation and Ukraine is not yet planned.
Peskov called the information that appeared in the media about the possible postponement of negotiations by the end of the week contradictory, writes “News”. According to him, the Kremlin is counting on a successful outcome of the negotiations, but will not give any forecasts:
“I won’t make such forecasts, I don’t have the gift of foresight. At first, you can probably try to predict whether the Ukrainian negotiators will come or not. Let’s hope it happens. All the conditions necessary to resolve this situation have been quite clearly and repeatedly formulated by the President of the Russian Federation. We also listed these conditions, Putin explained them in detail to his interlocutors during international telephone conversations.”
Meanwhile, as our publication wrote, is gaining momentum humanitarian crisis in Europe, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians on the western and southern borders of the country are asking for asylum. If the situation does not change, millions of Ukrainians will become refugees. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians flock to neighboring countries – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, fleeing the war.