Despite the military escalation between the Russian and Ukrainian forces, which escalated during the past days, especially in southern and eastern Ukraine, Moscow confirmed that the talks between the two sides did not stop.
Russia’s chief negotiator, Vladimir Medinsky, said in statements today, Monday, that the negotiations with the aim of reaching a solution to the conflict that would establish peace between the two countries never stopped, but rather took place remotely, via the Internet, according to Interfax news agency.
Moscow had previously accused Kyiv of disrupting and obstructing the talks, through reports alleging atrocities and crimes committed by Russian forces, which were later discovered in the vicinity of the Ukrainian capital.
These accusations of mass graves, killings and corpses in the streets cast a shadow over the talks, but they did not seem to stop despite all that.
Head of the Russian delegation negotiating with Ukraine Vladimir Medinsky during a previous round of negotiations with the Ukraine in Belarus – Archive from Reuters
It is noteworthy that several rounds were held between the two parties, a few days after the Russian military operation on February 24, including directly near the Belarusian and Polish borders and in Istanbul also last March, as well as those that were held via the Internet, but none of them led to results. .
While Moscow insists on the disarmament of its western neighbor and the protection of Russian-speaking people in eastern Ukraine, as well as preventing it from joining NATO. Kyiv adheres to its independence and the protection of its territory, demanding international security guarantees to prevent any future Russian attack.