Russian-Ukrainian talks take place practically every day and are making certain progress, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.
“I will certainly inform you about the situation regarding Ukraine, first of all, about how the negotiations are going on now, which are now being held almost on a daily basis,” Putin said. “There are certain positive developments there, as the negotiators from our side reported to me. I’ll tell you more about all this.”
The delegations of Moscow and Kiev have already held three rounds of talks in Belarus, but the date and place of the fourth meeting haven’t been determined. It’s expected to take place in the near future.
In addition, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov and Dmitry Kuleba met in the Turkish province of Antalya on Thursday, March 10, as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also attended.
On February 24, Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aims to demilitarize and denazify the country.