Talks between Ukraine and Russia did not lead to a breakthrough on Thursday. There is currently no talk of a general ceasefire. There are agreements about an exit for civilians from conflict areas, and an intention to continue talks.
The position of Ukraine and Russia differed greatly after the negotiations on the border between Poland and Belarus. “We regret that we did not achieve the results we had hoped for,” said Mikhailo Podolak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president. Vladimir Medinsky, who directs the negotiations for Russia, took a different view, saying that “great progress” and “mutual understanding” had been made in some areas.
The biggest success was that there was consensus on the human corridors. According to Podolyak, these foods should also serve to provide the population with food and medicine. When these operations are carried out, there may be a local ceasefire. But it is not clear exactly what areas are involved. According to Medinsky, the corridors solved the problem of saving civilians in combat zones.
No tangible results were achieved in the first meeting on Monday. It was not immediately clear when further talks would take place. However, according to Belarusian media, it will not be until early next week.
“Up to the Berlin Wall”
Heavy fighting is currently taking place in several regions. They did not reach a dead end during the negotiations. The heaviest fighting was reported northwest of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, near the eastern city of Kharkiv and the southern port city of Mariupol. According to Russian President Putin, the whole process is progressing according to plan†
In a new speech, Ukrainian President Zelensky warned that if Ukraine fell, the Baltic states would be next in Putin’s crosshairs. Therefore, he called on the West to increase military support for his country. Otherwise, he said, Russia would advance to the rest of Eastern Europe, up to the former Berlin Wall: “Believe me!”
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