Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has issued a statement that the first meeting with Russia in Belarus didn’t produce the “expected results” they intended.
No positive breakthrough may have come out of the first peace talks between the two Eastern European countries according to reports. However, it is believed that another round of talks is likely to happen on March 2, 2022 as both countries continue to keep mum on the full outcome of the first meeting.
From reports, the meeting may hold in Viskuli of Brest, a city in southwestern Belarus bordering Poland. Ukraine had gone ahead with the meeting demanding an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil.
However, Russia is insisting that it’s security concerns must be addressed to protect its legitimate military interests in the region.
Speaking about the meeting, Vladimir Medinsky (head of the Russian delegation) said the two sides “found certain points on which common positions could be foreseen.”
According to some Eurasian tabloids, Putin in a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron shortly before the Russian-Ukrainian military conflict, is said to have stressed that “a settlement is possible only if Russia’s legitimate security interests are unconditionally taken into account.”