Kyiv (Ukraine): Amid Russia’s ongoing military operations in Ukraine, peace talks between the two sides continued via video conference on Saturday, informed Ukraine’s negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak.
“Peace talks between Ukraine, Russia continue via video conference. The delegations met in person three times, with no conclusive results. The last meeting took place on March 7. Now the sides talk virtually, in sub-groups, according to Ukraine’s negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak,” The Kyiv Independent reported.
It added, “Among the top priorities is expanding and setting up humanitarian corridors, especially for the city of Mariupol.”
Mykhailo Podolyak, who is Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, also took to the micro-blogging site and wrote, “Negotiations with the RF delegation are now ongoing in a continuous video format. Special working subgroups have been created. Ukraine’s positions are determined by the previous directives. @AndriyYermak”
Russian forces launched military operations in Ukraine on February 24, three days after Moscow recognized Ukraine’s breakaway regions, Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics followed by the announcement of a “special military operation” to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine.
first published:March 13, 2022, 12:14 a.m.