Negotiations in Istanbul have reached a point where President Zelensky and President Putin can sit down in person to make agreements.
The head of Ukraine’s delegation David Arahamiya had this to say moments ago:
“The Russian Federation has given an official response to all positions, which is that they accept this position (Ukrainian – IF-U) except for the issue of Crimea. Kuleba (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine – IF-U) said that there is no official confirmation in writing, but orally as of yesterday in a video conference we heard that the Russian side does not object to such positions and we continue to move from a legal point of view more, ”
According to him, “they (the Russian side – IF-U) also confirmed our thesis that the draft documents are sufficiently developed to conduct direct consultations between the two leaders.”
“Our task is to prepare the final stage not of the document itself, but of the issues we touched upon, and to prepare for the next meeting of the presidents,” he said.
This story is developing.