Ukraine and Russia finish round 3 negotiations: official

Ukrainian negotiators said the third round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine ended with “small” and “positive” progress.

“The third round of negotiations is over. Improving the logistics of the humanitarian corridor has a small positive subduction,” wrote Mikhail Podryak, adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky. Monday on twitter.. There was no concrete agreement to end the dispute.

“There is ongoing intensive talks on the basic political blocks of regulation, along with a ceasefire and security,” he added, after the talks began earlier in Brest, Belarus.

“I wish I could take a bigger step next time,” Russia’s top negotiator Vladimir Medinsky told the press, “it’s too early to talk about something positive.” Added.

Little progress was made in the last two talks, but the second talk reached a bilateral agreement to provide civilians with humanitarian and evacuation corridors.

According to Turkey’s chief diplomat, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers will also meet in Turkey on Thursday.

“We hope this step will lead to peace and stability,” Kabsoguru said on Twitter on Monday, with negotiations having good relations with both Kyiv and Moscow and in Antalya, Turkey, a longtime member of NATO. Said it would be done.

Fireball on Kharkov in Ukraine
The alleged Russian jet is a still image from a video that can be seen burning in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on March 6, 2022. (Ukrainian ground forces via Reuters / Screenshot from The Epoch Times)

Meanwhile, Podolyak Accused Russian troops bombarding and targeting private areas, including hundreds of schools, dozens of hospitals, and more than 1,500 residential areas. However, since the beginning of the conflict, Russian officials have stated that their troops have achieved their legitimate military goals and have accused Ukrainian and nationalist troops of hiding in civilian territories.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters that Russia’s military attack on Ukraine would cease if the Zelensky administration met Moscow’s conditions. Russia wants Ukraine to become a neutral state ahead of NATO, recognize Crimea as part of Russia, and recognize the separatist regions of Lugansk and Donetsk as independent states.

Peskov told news agencies late Monday, adding that Russia is not trying to claim any further territorial disputes against Ukraine.

Over the weekend, efforts to set up humanitarian corridors in several Ukrainian cities, including the devastated Mariupol, collapsed due to the fight. Ukrainian and Russian officials have accused each other of breaking the armistice.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees The invasion, which began on February 24, killed hundreds of civilians and fled more than 1.7 million.

On Monday, Zelensky called for stricter disciplinary action against Moscow, including a global boycott of Russian oil, an important part of Moscow’s economy.

“If [Russia] If you don’t want to follow the rules of civilization, you shouldn’t receive goods or services from civilization, “he said in a video address posted online. But on Monday afternoon, White House spokesman Jen Psaki said there was “no decision” yet about the possibility of Russia’s oil embargo.

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Jack Phillips is the latest news reporter for The Epoch Times, based in New York.