(Moscow) Ukraine’s presidency has agreed to hold talks with Russia on Sunday, and the decision will take place after mediation by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on the Belarusian border near Chernobyl.
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Updated at 10:09 p.m.
“The Ukrainian delegation will meet [délégation] On the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, without setting any prerequisites in the Pripyat river area, ”the president said on social media.
Pribiat is the nearest town to this area in Ukraine after the 1986 accident at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The place has become a tourist destination in recent years.
The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told him that the meeting would take place in the Komal region of Belarus without further details. This region, in particular, borders the Prebiot region.
The Ukrainian president did not specify a date for the talks, but Russia indicated that they would take place on Sunday. According to Vladimir Putin, a Russian delegation is already in Komal.
On Thursday, he called on the Ukrainian army to launch its forces in Ukraine and overthrow power in Kiev. Putin has repeatedly promised to support the talks. Back ground for the Russian invasion.
The Ukrainian government, for its part, has expressed a desire to hold talks in any country outside of Belarus, which is clearly in Russia’s camp.
“Aircraft, helicopters and missiles [russes] He will be on the ground during the visit, talks and departure of the Ukrainian delegation stationed in Belarus, ”the Ukrainian presidency said on Sunday.
The Russian “preventive force” is on alert
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday announced that the Russian military’s “preventive force” would place a nuclear alert on the fourth day of Moscow’s occupation of Ukraine.
“I urge the Secretary of Defense and the Commander-in-Chief to place a special war alert on the Russian military,” Putin told a gathering of his colleagues. Army leaders broadcast on television.
“Understood,” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu admitted.
Mr. Putin justified this decision with “NATO’s militant statements” towards Russia. He also criticized the sanctions imposed on Russia for its occupation of Ukraine, saying it was “illegal” for him.
The Russian Defense Forces, according to the Ministry of Defense, aim to prevent an attack on Russia “during the war involving the use of nuclear weapons.”
These forces are equipped with missiles, strategic bombs, submarines and surface ships. On the defensive side, they include anti-missile armor, space control systems, anti-aircraft and anti-satellite defense.
Ukraine “does not surrender” to Moscow
The head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmitry Kuleba, promised on Sunday that his country would not “surrender” to Moscow, condemning the warning of Russian nuclear deterrents in an attempt to “pressure”.
“We will not surrender, we will not surrender, we will not give up even a centimeter of our territory,” Coleba said during a video conference.
Referring to the planned talks with Moscow on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, Mr. Kouleba promised that the Ukrainians would go there “to hear what Russia has to say.”
“We are ready to discuss how to stop the war and end the occupation of our territories,” he continued.
According to him, Vladimir Putin’s decision on Sunday to be more cautious about Russia’s nuclear blockade was “an attempt to increase stock and put pressure on the Ukrainian delegation.”
“If nuclear war breaks out, it will be a disaster for the world,” he said. Kouleba finished.