RUSSIA, UKRAINE AGREE TO SAFE CORRIDORS FOR CIVILIANS, FLOW OF HUMANITARIAN SUPPLIES
Mar 03, 2022
By Bob Komsic
The second round of talks has resulted in a tentative agreement to organize safe corridors for civilians to leave Ukraine and for aid to be delivered.
An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who took part in the talks in Belarus near the Polish border, both sides have reached a preliminary understanding the corridors will include cease-fires along the path.
Mykhailo Podolyak says humanitarian supplies could be delivered through the corridors, which were Ukraine’s main demand heading into the session.
The adviser says Ukraine also sought an armistice in the negotiations.
He adds the next round of talks will take place early next week.
A senior Russian lawmaker, who’s part of the delegation, says that could lead to agreements; some of which would need to be ratified by Russian and Ukrainian parliaments.
Meanwhile, Zelensky is calling on Vladimir Putin to sit down for talks.
in a sarcastic reference to the long table the Russian president used for his recent meetings with foreign leaders and others, Zelensky said ”Sit down with me to negotiate, just not at 30 metres,” adding ”I don’t bite. What are you afraid of?”