“A group of Ukrainians and Russian representatives are discussing these or other issues and have begun to talk about something rather than throwing ultimatums,” Zelensky told foreign journalists at a news conference.
Three rounds of talks between Russia and Ukraine on the settlement of relations have already taken place in Belarus.
Russia began a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goal “to protect people who have been subjected to abuse, genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years. For this purpose, he said, it was planned to “demilitarize and denationalize Ukraine,” and to put on trial all war criminals responsible for “bloody crimes against civilians” in Donbas.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces are striking only military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops, with no threat to civilians. With the support of the Russian Armed Forces, groups of the DNR and LNR are developing an offensive. But there is no question of the occupation of Ukraine, the Russian president stressed.