Elysee declares that a humanitarian operation in Mariupol is not possible “at this stage”; Moscow says it wants to reduce military operations in the kyiv region

What to remember from the Russian-Ukrainian talks on Tuesday

A new round of Russian-Ukrainian talks took place in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu praised Tuesday “The most important improvement” Since the start of the war, negotiations will not resume on Wednesday. “Now the foreign ministers of the two countries must meet and resolve the most difficult issues.”, He added after three hours of discussions between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations. According to the Turkish media, the leaders of the two delegations met face to face on the sidelines of the discussion.

  • Moscow says it wants to reduce “Absolutely” His military operation in Ukraine

Russia promised Tuesday “Absolutely” Reduces its military operations in the direction of kyiv and Chernihiv in Ukraine. “Ukraine’s agreement on neutrality and non-nuclear status enters into practical dimension (…), in order to increase confidence, it was decided to drastically reduce military operations in the direction of Kiev and ChernihivRussian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said after the talks in Istanbul.

Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation and representative of the Kremlin, made the announcement. “Considerable Speeches” And said proposals “Clear” In the eyes of Ukraine there is going to be a deal “Read very soon and submit to President” Vladimir Putin.

According to him, a meeting between Ukrainian leaders Volodymyr Zhelensky and Russian Vladimir Putin and representatives of the guaranteed countries is possible if an agreement is reached to end the hostility. “As far as the meeting of the two presidents is concerned, we have been saying from the beginning that it is possible when there is an agreement (…) with the participation of (…) multilateral, guaranteed countries.”he said.

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“After today’s substantial discussion, we have reached an agreement and proposed that a meeting be held to initiate the agreement.”he said. “If we work quickly on the agreement and find the necessary compromises, the possibility of concluding a peace will come closer.”Mr. Medinsky said.

Mr Medinsky described the Ukrainian approach “Creative”And pointed out that Russia “Answer”. According to him, the possible agreement will be signed in the presence of MM by the diplomatic leaders of the two countries. Putin and Zhelensky.

  • Kiev’s neutrality is subject to guarantees of its protection from foreign powers

In a second report on Russian television, he described the detailed proposals put forward by kyiv, which would ensure that foreign powers remain neutral, subject to the guarantee of its security.

Ukraine does not hold foreign military bases and agrees to adopt a law “Non-nuclear”.

Ukraine agrees to remain neutral if it receives one “International Agreement” To guarantee its security, the signatories of many countries will act as guarantors, and the negotiator pointed out. Neutrality is Kyiv’s abandonment of joining NATO, Moscow’s red line, but Ukraine’s response calls on Western nations to guarantee its security.

To David Arakamiya, Ukraine’s chief negotiator, these guarantees should provide the same kind of protection as Article 5 of the Atlantic Treaty Agreement, an attack on one of its members is an attack on all.

Kyiv proposes that these guarantees do not immediately cover Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, or territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

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According to the Russian negotiator, kyiv wants Moscow to promise that Ukraine will oppose joining the EU.

  • Joe Biden was to discuss Ukraine with European leaders

The White House announced on Tuesday that US President Joe Biden would hold talks with European leaders on the Ukraine war. A telephone call was scheduled with French, British, German and Italian leaders at 9:15 a.m. Washington time (3:15 p.m. Paris time). “Discuss the latest developments regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine”A spokesman said.

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