In the Ukraine conflict, delegations from Russia and Ukraine have negotiated again. A result was announced in the evening. The news ticker.
- In the Ukraine war* negotiations are under way to end the clashes. Russia and Ukraine have agreed on humanitarian corridors (see first report).
- The Ukrainian side was dissatisfied with the general course of the talks, although a third round is to take place.
- This News ticker about diplomatic events and international reactions in connection with the Ukraine war is continuously updated. More on the background of the Ukraine crisis* here.
Update from March 3, 8:11 p.m.: The US government has announced sanctions against numerous Russian oligarchs because of the war of aggression against Ukraine. The reason is that those affected continue to support Russian President Vladimir Putin “despite his brutal invasion of Ukraine,” the White House said on Thursday. In addition to oligarchs and their families, the sanctions also affect people from Putin’s inner circle, such as Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
War in Ukraine: Talks ended – A result achieved in negotiations with Russia
First report from March 3rd: Munich – The military conflict in Ukraine is accompanied by diplomatic efforts. For this was on Monday (February 28) held the first meeting for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. On Thursday (3 March) delegations from Ukraine and Russia met again for negotiations on the Ukraine conflict*. In this second round, Kyiv and Moscow have agreed on the establishment of humanitarian corridors, as reported by the AFP news agency, citing Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podoliak.
This is the only result of a second round of talks with Russia, Podoljak said on Twitter after the end of the talks on the Belarusian-Polish border on Thursday. Before the talks began, Kyiv had called for an immediate ceasefire, among other things. “The second round of negotiations is over. Unfortunately, the results that Ukraine* needs have not yet been achieved. There is only one solution to organizing humanitarian corridors,” Podoljak wrote in his tweet.
Negotiations on the Ukraine war: Humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of the civilian population agreed
Podoljak said the “humanitarian corridors” should also be used to provide the population with food and medicine. A comprehensive ceasefire is apparently not planned. “That is, not everywhere, but in the places where there will be these humanitarian corridors, there may be a ceasefire for the duration of this operation,” Podoliak said. At first it was not clear which areas it should be.
Fierce fighting is currently going on in several regions, with the heaviest fighting being reported northwest of the capital Kyiv and near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and the port city of Mariupol in the south. This map illustrates where the Ukraine war is raging. The Russian army is trying to advance on several fronts and conquer new territories. This map shows the territories already conquered in the Ukraine war. Podoljak was fundamentally dissatisfied with the course of the conversation. “To our great regret, we did not achieve the results we had hoped for,” he said. “We have agreed to continue negotiations in the near future,” Podoliak said. A third round of talks has already been announced.
Ukraine war: Negotiations bring result on humanitarian corridors – political solution discussed
Vladimir Medinski, head of the Russian delegation and assistant to ruler Vladimir Putin*, also confirmed the outcome of the talks. An agreement was reached on humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of the civilian population and a temporary ceasefire was discussed, Medinski told Russian media after the meeting with the Ukrainian delegation. He spoke of a “possible temporary cessation of hostilities” in the relevant areas for the period of the evacuation, making a statement similar to that of the Ukrainian negotiator. Medinski described this as “significant progress”.
“In addition to humanitarian and military issues, Russia and Ukraine also dealt with the prospects of a future political solution,” emphasized Medinsky. “The positions are absolutely clear, they are written down point by point. We have shown mutual understanding on some of these points,” the Russian official claimed. He called on civilians in areas of heavy clashes to use the humanitarian corridors. (bb with material from dpa) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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