Russia and Ukraine have made progress at different points in the negotiations, But the hope of an agreement does not preclude the maintenance of the Moscow offensive. During the third day of negotiations, a 15-point document was released to the press. Ukraine does not provide foreign military bases or weapons in exchange for the protection of allies such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Turkey. On the ground, the Ukrainians denounced it Russian troops bomb the theater where hundreds of refugees are staying from the besieged city of Mariupol., Russian officials denied their involvement and blamed the nationalist Azov battalion. Neither party reported the number of victims.
“There are some improvements on many levels, but not all. We are moving slowly.”Said an adviser to the Russian president Vladimir Medinsky. Also Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, Referring to these contacts, promised that “it is close” to reaching an agreement on security guarantees with Ukraine. “There are several agreements with Ukraine on the status of neutrality and security guarantees, which are yet to be reached,” Lavrov was quoted as saying by Russian Interfax.
In the same vein, the Ukrainian government considers that talks with Russia are progressing “too hard”, but an agreement is near. In an interview with Ukraine-24 channel, Michael BodoliacAdviser to the President, reiterated Your country no longer aspires to the NATO membership process. Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said that Russia’s demands for an end to the offensive were becoming “more realistic.”
As the newspaper reported Wednesday Financial TimesThe Ukrainian and Russian representatives are said to have agreed A 15-point plan that would guarantee a ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops.. Citing three sources involved in the talks, the British media pointed out that the embassies of the two countries had discussed the draft agreement on Monday, with Ukraine joining NATO and operating foreign military bases. As the United States, Turkey or the United Kingdom.
Amid renewed attacks by Russian forces in Q, Ukrainian officials report a Artillery fire on a 12-storey apartment building In the city center. Rescue services say three people have been killed and five others injured in a market fire caused by a shell attack in the Kharkov region of the northwestern part of the country.
Ukraine also condemned An attack in the city of Chernikov, where “Russian troops opened fire on people queuing to buy bread” And “at least ten people have been reported dead,” according to the state communications service. The mayor’s office said a bomb had exploded at a theater in Mariupol, home to hundreds of civilians.
Russian officials have accused the Ukrainian side of denying any attacks on the Mariupol theater. “According to reliable sources, The militants of the nationalist Azov battalion have launched a new bloody provocationThe bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowd of protesters, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The situation in the strategic Ukrainian port city of Mariupol on the shores of the Azov Inland Sea has been in disarray for days, which is why Russia’s priority is to seize it. On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin described the invasion as a “victory” and the failure of a “lightning war” of Western sanctions against Russia.
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