the second round of Russian-Ukrainian talks are planned for March 2, the Russian TASS news the agency reported on Tuesday, citing a source on the Russian side.
After the first round of negotiations took place on Monday and ended without a breakthrough, the parties had announced that they would meet again in the coming days.
“We are traveling back to capitals for consultations,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told reporters as he left the meeting on the border between Belarus and Ukraine.
Both parties had identified a number of main Questions on some of whom decisions” should be made, he said. The meeting lasted approximately six hours in total. The talks began at noon after a significant delay, with fierce fighting for control of Ukraine main cities continue despite negotiations.
In response to the decision by several countries to close their airspace to Russian planes, the Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsia announced that it was closing Russian airspace to 35 countries – including all European Union Member States and Canada – on Monday.
the first diplomatic accident of airspace ban was Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who had to cancel a trip to Geneva, where he was to attend a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday.