Series of contacts to arrange Russia-Ukraine peace talks in Belarus

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has arranged a series of top-level contacts in order to organize Russia-Ukraine peace talks in Belarus.

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko phoned Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The politicians agreed that the Ukrainian delegation will meet with the Russian one without preconditions in the area of the Pripyat River at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border.

    The Belarus President assumed responsibility for keeping all the aircraft, helicopters, and missiles, which are deployed in the Belarusian territory, on the ground for the duration of the trip, negotiations, and the return trip of the Ukrainian delegation.

    After talking to the President of Ukraine Aleksandr Lukashenko contacted President of Russia Vladimir Putin and suggested that the Russian delegation, which had arrived in Gomel to participate in the peace talks, should wait and reschedule the talks to a slightly later time due to the delayed arrival of the Ukrainian delegation. Vladimir Putin backed the proposal of his Belarusian counterpart.