There are reports of progress in the talks between Ukraine and Russia. According to Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister, the Russian military presence will be drastically reduced around, among other places, Kyiv.
Russian demand: Ukraine must be neutral
Ukraine says that the country can agree to have a neutral status – in exchange for certain security guarantees. But first, there must be peace throughout Ukraine and a referendum on neutral status, which means, among other things, that Ukraine should not join NATO or house foreign military bases.
Negotiations on the annexed Crimean peninsula are proposed to last for a period of fifteen years.
“The Ukrainian delegation has submitted a proposal to the Russian side, which will now be forwarded to President Vladimir Putin for him to look at this,” said Ekot’s Russian correspondent. Johanna Melén.
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Source: ICELAND NEWS