Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that a delegation of Ukraine would meet with a delegation of russia for peace talks ‘without preconditions.’
Zelensky said on Telegram after a conversation with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that the officials of Ukraine and Russia would meet at the Ukraine-Belarus border near the Pripyat River for peace talks.
Zelensky said that Lukashenko had taken responsibility for ensuring that they stationed all planes, helicopters, and missiles on Belarusian. The territory remains on the ground during the trip, the talks, and the Ukrainian delegation’s return.
Zelensky had previously rejected a Russian offer to meet in Minsk and offered alternative venues, including Warsaw and Israel.
It is not clear what they can exactly achieve from the negotiations between representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zelensky. The situation gives information about the invasion, largely aimed at removing Zelensky from power.
He has called on the Ukrainian military to overthrow its president and suggested that the Zelensky administration consists of Nazis (Zelensky is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust).
Putin is also not acting conciliatory. He ordered nuclear deterrent forces of Russian country ‘high alert’ on Sunday, citing Western sanctions and aggressive statements. US and Ukrainian officials say Russia’s plan to encircle Kyiv got thwarted quickly.
Defense Ministry of Ukraine says Ukraine has retaken all of Kharkiv, the second-largest city of Ukraine. That sits on its eastern border with Russia after Russian forces overran it following three days of heavy fighting.