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Russia-Ukraine war: Third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine is over, no ceasefire has been discussed

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War is raging between Russia and Ukraine. Meanwhile, the third round of talks between the two countries ended in Belarus on Monday. On the one hand, the talks of this round were fruitless, on the other hand, Ukraine described it as a ‘positive result’. An adviser to Ukraine’s president says the third round of talks with Russia is over, and progress has been made on building a humanitarian corridor. However, a Russian negotiator said his hopes had not been met.

Mikhail Podolik, an adviser to the Ukrainian president’s office, was part of a delegation led by the Ukrainian side. He said some basic political issues were discussed in depth during the talks on ceasefire and security assurance.

The Russian delegation was led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko, Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin, and Russian Ambassador to Belarus Boris Grizlov. Leonid Slutsky, Minister of State for International Affairs, Chairman of the Duma Committee.

At the same time, the Ukrainian delegation included Mikhail Podolik, an adviser to the Ukrainian president’s office, David Arkhamia, head of the ruling Servant of the People’s Party in the Ukrainian parliament, Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov and other Ukrainian politicians.

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UN Security Council discusses humanitarian situation in Ukraine

The UN Security Council met on Monday to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine. Since the start of the Russian invasion, more than 1.7 million Ukrainians have been reported to have entered Central European countries. The United Nations is pursuing diplomatic efforts to end the military conflict.

France and Mexico last week drafted a resolution for the UNSC to address the humanitarian impact of the conflict, although it is unclear whether it was formally presented at Monday’s meeting.

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