Debrief: Kyiv offers at peace talks with Moscow to accept neutrality if it gets security guarantees

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opening Ukrainian-Russian talks in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 29, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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Russian and Ukrainian negotiators sat across the table in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday (March 29) in their first face-to-face meeting in over a fortnight. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on Feb 24, prospects for a peaceful resolution of the conflict have appeared dim.

Ukraine on Tuesday offered to accept becoming neutral if it receives adequate security guarantees from Western nations, abandoning aspirations to join Nato.

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