On Thursday, Russia and Ukraine continue their military actions. However, the high representatives of both countries pointed out that a new round of talks will take place tomorrow in Belovezhskaya Pushcha on the Belarus-Poland border. Below are the main developments of the conflict as they occur.
Russia and Ukraine agree on humanitarian corridors. During the second round of talks, the Ukrainian and Russian delegations agreed to create humanitarian corridors to facilitate the evacuation of the population out of the zones where there are military actions.
To facilitate the formation of these humanitarian corridors, the parties to the conflict will organize “in the very near future” special communication and interaction channels as well as appropriate logistical procedures.
“The key points on the agenda are an immediate ceasefire, an armistice, and humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians from destroyed or constantly bombed cities and towns,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhailo Podoliak tweeted previously.
Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation, told reporters on Wednesday that discussions would focus on “issues related to a cease-fire and the need for a humanitarian corridor.”
“We discussed our positions at our previous meetings. Russia put forward a number of initiatives related to an immediate cease-fire,” he said.
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BELOVEZHSKAYA PUSHCHA /Belarus/, March 3./TASS/. The Ukrainian delegation has arrived by helicopters to the venue of talks with Russia in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, TASS reports from the site.
Earlier on Thursday, the head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, said the talks would be held in the Brest Region of Belarus, as planned. They were expected to kick off at 15:00 Moscow time.
Moscow, SANA-Russian Presidential Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, announced that the delegation of the Ukrainian regime is delaying negotiations with the Russian delegation in Belarus, expressing hope that the Kyiv delegation will arrive at the negotiations site today.
“Our delegation has been at the negotiations site since last night and is waiting for the arrival of Ukrainian negotiators” Peskov said in a statement to reporters on Thursday.
He added that it is clear that the Ukrainian negotiators are not in a hurry, however, we hope that they will arrive today.
The delegation of Ukraine flew to the talks with Russia, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, tweeted.
Earlier, the head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, said that the second round of Russian-Ukrainian talks should begin at about 3pm local time on the territory of the Brest region in Belarus.