A 3rd set of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine ended Monday with little progress — as a Ukrainian official stated the Kremlin was participating in “tactics reminiscent of medieval siege warfare.”
After the talks broke up, Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyaktweeted: “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.”
The newest negotiation try got here as Russia continued to pound its neighbor with bombs and bullets on the twelfth day of its brutal invasion.
“[Russia] is resorting to tactics reminiscent of medieval siege warfare, encircling cities, cutting off escape routes and pounding the civilian population with heavy ordnance,” stated Jonathan Gimblett, a lawyer employed by Ukraine to pursue its war-crimes declare towards Moscow.
Vladimir Medinsky advised reporters after the talks that negotiations “are usually not simple.
“It is too early to talk about something positive,” he stated.
Earlier on Monday, the Kremlin introduced it will cease all assaults in Ukraine if the Kyiv authorities agreed to sure circumstances, together with ceasing all army motion, adjusting the nation’s structure to rule out ever becoming a member of NATO and acknowledging Crimea as Russian territory.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters that Ukraine was conscious of the circumstances, saying “they were told that all this can be stopped in a moment.”
“They should make amendments to the constitution according to which Ukraine would reject any aims to enter any bloc. This is possible only by making changes to the constitution,” Peskov advised the outlet.
Russia additionally demanded that Ukraine acknowledge the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic as unbiased states.
“We really are finishing the demilitarization of Ukraine. We will finish it. But the main thing is that Ukraine ceases its military action. They should stop their military action and then no one will shoot,” Peskov stated.
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The Kremlin spokesman didn’t say whether or not Ukraine’s settlement to these phrases, which Kyiv has rejected, would trigger Russian forces to go away Ukrainian territory or assure Moscow’s army operations wouldn’t resume at a future date.