Zelensky downplays expectations ahead of Monday’s talks between Ukrainian and Russian delegations

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a brief speech on television on Sunday, expressing skepticism about whether peace talks between Ukrainian and Russian delegations would have any positive consequences. Report..

“I don’t really believe in the outcome of this conference, but let them try it, and the Ukrainian citizens, as president, did not try to stop the war on even the slightest opportunity. There is no doubt, “Zelensky said.

The talks will begin on Monday near the Pripyat River on the border between Ukraine and Belarus.Ryogoku Started working Zelensky plans to negotiate peace on Friday, but Zelensky initially opposed the prospect of peace talks in Belarus. Axios report..

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin to use Belarus as his stage Invasion Ukrainian decision by Zelensky blaming him on Sunday, even if he was him I agreed After a telephone conversation with Lukashenko, we went to the meeting place.

Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarowa, told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday that Zelensky “will never attend” the meeting.

Russian news agency Interfax report According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Sunday when the two delegations began to arrive at the meeting venue.

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