There are “fundamental contradictions” in talks aimed at ending Russia’s military offensive against Ukraine, but a compromise is possible, Mykhailo Podolyak, a member of Ukraine’s delegation and presidential aide, said on Tuesday.
“We will continue tomorrow. The negotiation process is very difficult and sticky. There are fundamental contradictions. But there is certainly room for compromise,” Podolya tweeted.
Talks resumed on Tuesday, with both sides signaling progress.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Russians had begun to “understand that they will not achieve anything through war” and said Monday’s talks were “quite good”.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference on Tuesday that “talks are now under way to give Ukraine a neutral military status in the context of security guarantees for all participants in this process, as well as to” demilitarize Ukraine “, Interfax reports. reported.
Lavrov Mevlut Cavusoglu, his Turkish counterpart, will meet in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian ministry said.