Russia agrees for Ukraine peace talks, however amid strict preconditions

Russia agrees for Ukraine peace talks, however amid strict preconditions

14 September 2019 01:57 pm

Russia has reportedly agreed to hold the stalled Ukrainian peace talks at the four-party summit in Paris.

However, Russia has agreed to these talks with strict preconditions, foreign reports said. 

Russia's aide, Yuri Ushakov, said his country was prepared in principle to discuss the issue in Ukraine at the four-nation summit, which will be held between Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, based on an idea by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Ushakov, however, did not specify a date set aside for the peace talks, saying that his country offered a set of preconditions prior to the talks. 

For this purpose, he said, the rival armed forces in eastern Ukraine should be set apart, agreeing with their own state views on the specific situation in the Donbass region and preconditions on what the conclusions presented by the Summit should be.

Since 2014, troops in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, have been fighting with Russian pro-separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, killing more than 13,000 people. Although the ceasefire agreement, Minsk Protocol, was declared in effect, these separatist battles continued.

MIAP