Conflict talks between Russia and Ukraine are set to resume Monday (March 14), negotiators and the Kremlin have said, after both sides hailed progress at earlier rounds aimed at ending more than two weeks of fighting.
The talks would resume by video-conference on Monday, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and part of the negotiating team, said late Sunday.
His statement, on Twitter, confirmed an earlier statement by Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Russian presidency.
“Negotiations go non-stop in the format of video conferences,” Podolyak wrote Sunday in an English-language post on Twitter.
“On Monday, March 14, a negotiating session will be held to sum up the preliminary results,” he said.
Peskov was quoted earlier by Russian news agencies as saying that negotiations were scheduled to continue Monday.
The confirmation of the next round of talks come after both sides said they were making headway at the negotiations aimed at ending more than two weeks of direct fighting between the Russian and Ukrainian armies.
Leonid Slutsky, a senior member of Russia’s negotiating team, told the state-run television network RT that “significant progress” was made following several rounds of talks hosted on the border of neighbouring Belarus.