Middle East

Ukraine welcomes “constructive” negotiations in Paris to ease tensions with Russia

Fast news

Envoys from Moscow and Kiev have agreed to monitor a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have fought pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

The increase in Russian troops at the Ukrainian border has raised fears that the Kremlin is planning military intervention in its pro-EU neighbors. (Reuters)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praised the outcome of a meeting between Russian and Ukrainian officials in Paris earlier this week aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

“We are positively appreciating the facts of the meeting, its constructive nature, and our willingness to continue meaningful negotiations for two weeks in Berlin,” Zelensky said in a statement Thursday.

The envoys from Moscow and Kiev agreed on Wednesday after a meeting that all parties should observe a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have fought pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

“For our state, today’s top priority is to achieve stable and unconditional silence in Donbas,” said Zelensky’s press, collectively referring to the eastern part of Ukraine. ..

“The ceasefire must be guaranteed and reliable, which is the basis for the next steps.”

The 2015 ceasefire agreement, strengthened in 2020, helped end the worst battle over the two separatist regions of eastern Ukraine that claimed the lives of about 13,000 people.

The increase in Russian troops at the Ukrainian border has raised fears that the Kremlin is planning military intervention in its pro-EU neighbors.

read more: Kremlin: Russia’s major security requirements have not been addressed, but discussions are possible

read more: US rejects Russia’s demand for Ukraine and provides a “diplomatic path” from the crisis

Source: TRT World and distributors

https://www.trtworld.com/europe/ukraine-hails-constructive-talks-in-paris-to-ease-tensions-with-russia-54142?utm_source=other&utm_medium=rss Ukraine welcomes “constructive” negotiations in Paris to ease tensions with Russia

Back to top button