Russia announced Ukraine’s rejection of part of the Istanbul proposals. Kyiv considered it a provocation
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Ukraine presented a new draft agreement with Russia the day before, which differs from the draft made public at the end of March after the talks in Istanbul. Lavrov makes provocative statements, attacks put pressure on Kyiv’s negotiating positions, says in a response in the office of the President of Ukraine: “There can be no fundamental changes.”
What did Lavrov say?
“Yesterday, the Ukrainian side presented its project team to the negotiating group, which is a departure from the representatives registered at the meeting in Istanbul on March 29,” Lavrov said on Thursday. Under that document, according to his statement, is the signature of the representative of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arakhamia.
Moscow has at least three provisions for Ukrainian negotiators. The first catastrophe with a security guarantee that Kyiv should receive from a group of states by analogy with Article 5 of the NATO Charter. This article provides that for one country, the Alliance finds consequences for all members – and all cases become a reflection of aggression.
“In that document, the Ukrainians clearly formulated that future guarantees of Ukraine’s security are not allocated to Crimea and Sevastopol. In yesterday’s draft, this clear statement is missing, instead of clarifying the wording about some kind of “effective control” as of February 23,” Lavrov said.
On March 29, Arakhamia did say that security guarantees would not be temporarily extended on the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as on the annexed Crimea.
The Ukrainian side proposes to make the issue of Crimea a possible clause of the agreement and to conduct bilateral relations on the status of Crimea and Sevastopol for 15 years. “Ukraine and Russia will not be during this time until they use heavy, sick or armed forces to resolve the issue of Crimea,” said the office of Ukrainian President Mykhailo Podolyak, who has now been replaced by Archamia as head of the delegation.
Lavrov’s second claim spread with future military exercises. “The documents belonging to the members of the arachamia explicitly state that any medical institutions with the involvement of foreign contingents reflect the highly neutral, non-bloc, non-nuclear status of Ukraine only with the Contingent of guarantor states, including Russia,” the Russian Foreign Minister said. Yesterday, this unambiguous provision was also replaced in the draft treaty.”
The third idea of the president’s claim sounds like this: “It appears that the issues of Crimea and Donbass should be brought to a meeting in Russia and Ukraine.” “Surely, the Ukrainian side will ask for the next wave of troops to withdraw, pile up more and more preconditions,” Lavrov said. “This plan is understandable, but it is unacceptable.”
At the same time, the Russian minister intends to participate in the negotiations, “promoting our draft conference.”
What they said in Kyiv
Podolyak in response declared “Ukrainian Pravda” that the Ukrainian side approaches the problems of war and peace systematically and responsibly: “Without any speculation, which is characteristic of Russians, who, through provocative public reviews, put pressure on the positions of the other side.”
Kyiv has not yet commented on the details of the proposal and the proposals put forward on them, the release of the publication.
“The key thing is that there is a security guarantee formula proposed by Ukraine,” said an adviser to the Ukrainian president’s office.
“Principles of change cannot be.
Arakhamia told Ukrainska Pravda that the Ukrainian delegation does not cooperate with Lavrov.
Negotiations after Bucha
The question of the possibility of continuing Russian-Ukrainian negotiations arose after the tragedies in Bucha and other cities of the Kiev region, where, after the retreat of Russian Sundays, hundreds of bodies of world residents. Some of them lie on the street (some had their hands covered), others are involved in mass graves. President Volodymyr Zelensky blames Russia for emergencies, the US and other Western countries benefit the same way. Moscow arose in Bucha by “staging and provocation.”
Zelensky said on the eve that after Bucha it is necessary to preserve the Russian-Ukrainian problems. “It just needs to be done. I think that I just have no other choice,” he told Ukrainian journalists on April 5. “Everything is possible that what they did is no forgiveness.
“Just say: Let’s not talk about anything else” – the position is the easiest. to be punished for this … And with all this position, find an opportunity to meet, “- advice Zelensky.
During a visit to Bucha on April 4, Zelensky said it was becoming “very difficult to play sports with Russia” after the bodies of the slain inhabitants of the world were found in the liberated territories. On April 5, Lavrov discovered in himself the highest assumptions that the death of people in Bucha was aggravated with a desire “from special attention from the negotiation process back”, in which Ukrainian side after Istanbul the revelation “began to win back.”
The Ukrainian authorities and the Pentagon accidentally acquired Russian citizens, not only Kiev, but also Chernihiv region. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday called the decision to withdraw troops from Kyiv “get acquainted with the good will to create favorable conditions for negotiations.” The media have new photos of the destroyed cities in the Kiev region and reports of casualties among the world’s population.
What Medina said
The head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, made it clear in Istanbul that all the parameters of possible participation made public in Istanbul are Ukraine’s initiative.
“We have received written proposals from Ukraine, agreed, as we understand, with caution,” he said. estimates, but Ukraine has formulated its own approach.
“Ukraine refuses to enter foreign unions, to transfer foreign military bases, contingents, to enter the territory of Ukraine without the consent of the guarantor states, including the Russian Federation. For its part, the Russian Federation does not object to Ukraine’s aspirations to join the EU,” the Russian delegation.