On the eighth day of the invasion, the Russian and Ukrainian delegations sat down at the same table again. The big decision that resulted from this meeting was the agreement to create humanitarian corridors in Ukraine. Still, Kyiv acknowledges that negotiations “did not go as expected.”
For this Thursday’s meeting, the Ukrainian delegation brought to the table a concrete proposal: the creation of humanitarian corridors. This, which was Kyiv’s immediate objective, has been accepted by the Russian delegation and could involve a temporary ceasefire during the withdrawal of civilians from the country.
“In other words, there is no ceasefire everywhere, but only in those where humanitarian corridors will be located. A ceasefire will be possible during the operation,” explained Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak.
Even so, added the presidential adviser Podoliak, through the Telegram message service, the “negotiations did not go as we wanted”.
The Russian chief negotiator, Vladimir Medinski, unlike the Ukrainians, considers that at today’s meeting substantial progress was made.
“The positions are absolutely clear. They are divided by points. In part of them we managed to reach a mutual understanding”, said Medinski.
A third meeting was agreed between the delegations and should take place in Belarus at the beginning of next week.
The second meeting took place in the city of Brest, on the border between Belarus and Poland.
Source: with agencies