After five weeks of intense fighting, negotiations will resume Tuesday between delegations from Russia and Ukraine in Turkey. On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country was ready to discuss neutral status, but any deal would need to be validated by a referendum. Russian airstrikes have devastated cities across Ukraine. The mayor of Mariupol is calling for a complete evacuation of his besieged city. The United Nations reports nearly four million Ukrainians have now fled the country.
Joining the discussion:
- Victor Gao is a Chair Professor at Soochow University.
- Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos is an historian and author specializing in Russia and the former USSR.
- Eugene Chausovsky is a geopolitical analyst.
- Kira Rudik is a member of the Parliament of Ukraine.
BREAKING: A Russian official says Moscow has decided to “cut back" operations near Kyiv and Chernihiv to “increase trust" at talks aimed at ending the fighting. The statement comes as Russia and Ukraine had another round of talks in Istanbul. https://t.co/bndsgNe1AM
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#Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree that will ban unauthorized dissemination of information about Ukrainian military movements and locations, Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform reported. pic.twitter.com/0s5q9D189A
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