NEW DELHI: The third round of negotiations in Belarus between Russia and Ukraine, it appears, have not yielded an expected outcome on setting up of a safe humanitarian corridor, Russian News Agency TASS reported.
According to The Vladimir Medinsky, Chief Negotiator and Presidential aide from Russia, “The expectations pinned on the talks failed to come true.”
The 3rd round of the meeting, which was held at the Belovezhskaya Pushcha near the Belarus-Poland border, lasted nearly three hours. The 4th round of the meeting will be convened soon.
“The third round of negotiations has ended. There are small positive subductions in improving the logistics of humanitarian corridors… Intensive consultations have continued on the basic political block of the regulations, along with a ceasefire and security guarantees,” Mykhailo Podolyak, from the Ukrainian delegation tweeted from his handle. Podolyak serves as Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine.
“The second round of negotiations is over. Unfortunately, the results Ukraine needs are not yet achieved. There is a solution only for the organisation of humanitarian corridors…,” Podolyak said earlier in a tweet.
Belarus has not earned the trust of Ukraine fully. Exercising power since 1994, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is accused by Ukraine of leaning towards Russia and launching attacks. Belarus and Russia have been conducting military drills. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy even claimed that attacks were launched from the territory of Belarus.
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