A fresh round of talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegations could kick off in Turkey as soon as Tuesday, the Kremlin said, adding that negotiations had yielded few breakthroughs.
David Arakhamia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation, confirmed that talks were expected to restart in Istanbul on Tuesday morning.
“While we cannot and will not speak about progress at the talks, the fact that they are continuing to take place in person is important, of course,” said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday agreed that Istanbul would host peace talks this week.
Putin’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists on Monday that the Russian and Ukrainian delegations could potentially reach an agreement at the talks, as Moscow believed Nato had heard some of its security concerns, the state Tass news agency reported.
“So I still see that there is a chance for an…