Ukraine said a second round of conflict talks between negotiators from Kiev and Moscow will take place in Turkey from Monday, just over a month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Today, during a new round of video negotiations, it was decided to hold the next in-person round of the two delegations in Turkey on March 28-30,” wrote David Arakhamia, a Ukrainian negotiator and politician on Facebook.
Russia’s chief negotiator in the conflict, Vladimir Medinsky, confirmed the forthcoming talks with Ukraine, but indicated a slightly different time frame, saying they would begin Tuesday and end Wednesday.
Russia and Ukraine failed to make a breakthrough in their first top-level talks on March 10 in Antalya since Moscow invaded Ukraine in late February.
The two sides have held regular talks via video conference but held out little hope for breakthroughs, with both sides describing the effort as difficult.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan said this week that Russia and Ukraine appear to have reached an agreement on four of the six negotiating points; Ukraine remains outside NATO, the use of the Russian language in Ukraine, disarmament and security guarantees.
However, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday there was “no consensus” on key points with Russia.
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