A new round of negotiations will begin soon1 min read
According to Anton Gerashchenko, Ukraine’s interior minister’s adviser, the fourth round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will begin at 10:30 a.m. local time (08:30 GMT) this morning.
Hopes for diplomatic breakthrough have risen after Ukrainian negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak indicated earlier this week that weekend talks were “productive” – the most enthusiastic appraisal yet.
“Russia is already beginning to communicate constructively”, Podolyak stated in an online video. “I believe we will get some results in a few of days”.
Separate meetings between the US and China will also take place on Monday, as fears mount about Beijing supplying help to Russia.