Whenever Putin finally meets Zelensky in Turkey it will be to sign an already worked out agreement. Period. These types of meeting take place when a deal is done. And they are basically just PR meetings at the end. Not saying that is a bad thing. Just saying that’s the way these these agreements are made. All worked out by the negotiating teams prior to the final signing on the dotted line.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will likely meet for face-to-face peace talks soon in Turkey, a Ukrainian official involved in the wartime negotiations said Saturday.
Ukrainian negotiator David Arakhamia told a local TV station that the two leaders could soon meet as draft peace-treaty documents reach an advanced stage, reported the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency.
Arakhamia said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan “called both us and Vladimir Putin yesterday, and he seemed to confirm for his part that they were ready to organize a meeting in the near future.”
“Neither the date nor the place is known, but we believe that the place with a high degree of probability will be Istanbul or Ankara,” he continued.
Negotiations between delegates from both nations continued in Istanbul, Turkey, this week. Putin and Zelensky have yet to speak in person, and their potential meeting could provide significant progress toward ending the war.
Is an agreement on the table?
Are there signs on the ground already of a deal in the making?
Russia withdrawing, moving freely, from outside of Kiev, allowing Ukraine to take back what they had lost?
How might US led NATO undermine this possible agreement?