Ukraine’s president says he’s ready to discuss neutrality

President Zelensky said Ukraine was prepared to discuss applying neutrality as part of a peace agreement with Russia.

“We are ready to implement security guarantees and neutrality, denuclearization. This is the most important point,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video chat with Russian journalists on Tuesday. March 27.

Zelensky said Ukraine discussed the issue of using Russian in Ukraine during the talks, but declined to discuss other demands such as demilitarization. The Ukrainian president added that the peace agreement would not be possible without a ceasefire and withdrawal of troops.

In today’s Telegram post, Mr. Zelensky continued to state priorities for new rounds of negotiations with Russia, including Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and security guarantees.

“A new round of negotiations is ahead because we are looking for peace. Our priorities in the negotiations have been clarified. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is unquestionable. Ensuring the security of our country is imperative,” Zelensky said.

President Zelensky affirmed that Ukraine’s goal is very clear, which is to restore peace and restore normal life in this country as soon as possible.

The Ukrainian president’s statement came after Moscow and Kiev both confirmed that they would meet in Turkey this week to continue finding ways to resolve the conflict.

Ukrainian negotiator David Arakhamia said the negotiation period lasted from March 28 to March 30, but Russia’s chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky said the operation would start on March 29 and end on March 30. .

The Russian and Ukrainian delegations held several rounds of face-to-face talks to find a solution to the conflict, before turning to online negotiations to speed up the process. However, the two sides have just reached an agreement on the issue of establishing a corridor to evacuate civilians, and have not yet reached a breakthrough on the ceasefire.