Three rounds of talks in Belarus have been followed by video calls between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators. A senior aide to Ukraine’s President said that Russia has softened its stance in the talks over a possible settlement.
Ihor Zhovkva, a deputy chief of staff to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that the talks between Russian and Ukrainian representatives have become more constructive and Russia has changed tone and stopped airing demands for Ukraine to surrender - something Russia had insisted upon during earlier stages of talks.
Three rounds of talks in Belarus have been followed by video calls between Russian and Ukrainian negotiators.Meanwhile, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Russia on Wednesday to stop the military actions it started in Ukraine on Feb. 24.
The Russian Federation shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on Feb 24, 2022 in the territory of Ukraine, the judges said. The judges added Russia must also ensure that other forces under its control or supported by Moscow should not continue the military operation