Russia, Ukraine Meet for Peace Talks in Turkey
On Tuesday, Russia and Ukraine resumed face-to-face peace talks in Turkey to search for solutions to end the conflict, which has driven nearly 4 million people from their homes and killed thousands of troops and civilians.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seeking security guarantees and promising neutrality and the end of Ukraine's efforts to join NATO in an effort to obtain peace. The talks occur as Russia cuts back on operations near Kyiv but continues bombing other parts of Ukraine. Russia has called its invasion of Ukraine a "special military operation" to "de-Nazify" and "demilitarize" Ukraine, which many news sources across the political spectrum interpret as a call for an ouster of its political leadership and a degradation of the country's military forces.
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From the RightFace-to-Face Talks Resume With ‘Fresh Hope for Peace’ in Ukraine
Face-to-face peace talks have resumed as negotiators from Russia and Ukraine met in the Turkish capital Istanbul in a search for common ground that would put an end to the war that has killed thousands and driven millions from their homes.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan welcomed the delegates, saying that “stopping this tragedy” was up to them.
“We hope that your meetings and your consultations will be auspicious for your countries, for our region, and for all of humanity,” Erdogan told the delegates at the start of the talks.
NATO member Turkey shares a maritime border with Ukraine and Russia...
From the LeftRussia says it will scale back near Kyiv as talks progress
Russia’s military said Tuesday it would “fundamentally” cut back operations near Ukraine’s capital and a northern city, as talks brought a possible deal to end a grinding and brutal war into view.
Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said the move was meant to increase trust in the talks after several rounds of failed negotiations to halt the conflict that has devolved into a bloody campaign of attrition.
Fomin said Moscow had decided to “fundamentally ... cut back military activity in the direction of Kyiv and Chernihiv” to “increase mutual trust and...
From the LeftIn Istanbul, Ukraine offers Russia ‘neutrality’ for security guarantees
Ukrainian negotiators in Istanbul said Tuesday they offered a peace proposal to their Russian counterparts that would provide Kyiv security guarantees from international partners, including the United States and Turkey, in exchange for Ukraine’s military neutrality, including a pledge not to host foreign bases or forces.
The Ukrainian delegation, speaking after five hours of talks in Istanbul brokered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, announced no major breakthrough in the latest round of negotiations with Russia. But Moscow’s lead negotiator called the discussions “substantive,” and Turkey’s foreign minister asserted that...
May 31st, 2023
May 31st, 2023