Ukraine, Russia: “Draft negotiation document delivered to Kiev”

A “draft” of a document, “which includes absolutely clear wording”, was delivered by Russia to Ukraine as part of the negotiation process. This was announced by the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, during a press point. “So the ball is in their court and we are waiting for a response,” he added. Last Sunday the Ukrainian foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, announced that “in recent weeks there had been no contact with Russian diplomats at the level of foreign ministries”. “The only contacts are negotiation teams which include representatives of different institutions and Members of Parliament. They continue their consultations at expert level, but there has been no high-level talks,” he said, stressing that the situation “is terrible. “Mariupol’s” may be a red line in the negotiations. The massacre of Bucha, the small town on the outskirts of Kiev where hundreds of bodies of civilians killed during the Russian occupation were found, also weighed on the talks.