Zelensky praised the results of the first negotiations with Russia since the beginning of the conflict

Zelensky: there is still no result in negotiations with Russia that Ukraine would like to see Negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations to resolve the situation in Ukraine were held on February 28 in the Gomel region of Belarus. Specific agreements were not reached, however, the parties agreed on the next meeting =”Zelensky assessed the results of the first negotiations with Russia since the beginning of the conflict” />

Negotiations with Russia failed to achieve the results that Ukraine would like to receive. This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his Telegram channel. he said.

At the same time, he noted that the Russian side at the talks voiced its positions, and Ukraine put forward counter points “to end the war.” “We received some signals [from the Russian side],” — added Zelensky.

The first meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian delegations after the start of the special operation in Ukraine took place on February 28 in the Gomel region of Belarus— near the Ukrainian border, on the banks of the Pripyat River. The exact location was not named for security reasons.

Russia was represented at the talks by former Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, Deputy Minister of Defense Alexander Fomin, head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky, Russian Ambassador to Belarus Boris Gryzlov.

Ukraine was represented by Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov, chairman of the party “Servant of the People” David Arakhamia, Advisor to the Head of the President's Office Mikhail Podolyak, Deputy Foreign Minister Mykola Tochitsky, First Deputy Head of the Kyiv Delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group Andriy Kostin and People's Deputy Rustem Umerov.

Following the talks on February 28, Podolyak said that the parties had identified priority topics for dialogue and outlined “certain solutions” on them. “The parties discussed in detail a number of key topics on which the parties have prospects for reaching mutually acceptable solutions,” — he said.

The head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, in turn, said that during the talks “points were found by which common positions can be predicted.” According to him, the delegations agreed to continue the negotiation process, and the next meeting could take place in the coming days.

Previously, Zelensky said that he “does not really believe” ; to the success of the meeting, but noted that he agreed to these negotiations so that not a single citizen of his country would have any doubts that he, as president, was trying to stop the war, “when there was a chance, albeit small, but still.” . At the same time, Podolyak told RBC that Zelensky “categorically refuses any unacceptable conditions or ultimatum demands from the Russian side.”

Источник rbc.ru

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