Istanbul, March 29. – Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation to the peace negotiations, confirmed Tuesday that his country has taken “two steps towards de-escalation of the conflict in Ukraine”, one in the military field and the other. in the political sphere.
At the conclusion of the fourth round of talks held, Tuesday, at Dolmabahce Palace, on the banks of the Bosphorus in Turkey, between Russia and Ukraine, which lasted for three hours, the Russian delegation explained in a press conference that on the military level, Sputnik Mundo quoted Sputnik Mundo: I made a decision to significantly reduce military activity in the direction of Kyiv and Chernigov.
As for the political panorama, there is the possibility of a meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents at the time of the signing of the future peace treaty.
David Aragamia, a member of the Ukrainian representation, stressed that the nation considers the countries of the UN Security Council, as well as Germany, Canada, Poland, Israel and Turkey, as guarantors of its security, some of whom have already given their initial approval.
He added that Kyiv is proposing a new system of security guarantees for Ukraine and stipulates in the future treaty that if something happens, consultations must take place within three days, after which the guarantor states must provide assistance to Ukraine.
Medinsky said that Ukraine’s proposals on security guarantees do not apply to Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbass and presupposes that Kyiv “abandons its intention” to recover these territories “by military means”, and accepts that “this is possible only through negotiations.”
“Of course, this is in no way compatible with our position, but Ukraine has formulated its approach,” Medinsky added. The Russian negotiator also announced during a television broadcast that Ukraine was “abandoning military alliances, deployment of foreign military bases and units, and military exercises” in his country.
territories “without the consent of the states guarantor of security, including Russia.”
“For its part, Russia does not oppose Ukraine’s intention to join the European Union,” Medinsky said, describing Kyiv’s proposals as a constructive step towards a settlement.
He also noted that the proposals presuppose Ukraine’s declaration as a country that will always maintain neutrality under international legal guarantees.
The negotiating team in Moscow and Kiev conducted several rounds of face-to-face consultations on the territory of Belarus in late February and early March, after which they continued to negotiate by video.
The face-to-face meeting on March 29 is the result of an agreement reached by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on March 27 in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
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