The head of the Russian delegation to the talks with Ukraine, Vladimir Medinsky, an aide to the Russian President, confirmed that he had had several long talks with the head of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arakhamia.
Yesterday, in a telephone conversation with European Council President Charles Michel, Vladimir Putin reiterated that the possibility of direct talks with Volodymyr Zelensky depends on the outcome of discussions between the delegations of the two countries. According to Putin, the Ukrainian side is not ready to seek mutually acceptable solutions.
ZELENSKY SATISFIED WITH WEAPONS PROVIDED TO UKRAINE
Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine has started receiving the weapons it requested, but did not specify what kind of weapons it is.
“I am grateful to all our partners who finally listened to us,” he said.
Earlier, the Canadian Ministry of Defense reported that the country had delivered heavy artillery and howitzers to Ukraine. According to the Prime Minister of Spain, the country's navy will provide 200 tons of ammunition and military equipment to Kyiv. US President Joe Biden has announced a new $ 800 million military aid package to Ukraine.
GUTERESH TO MEET WITH PUTIN AND LAVROV
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will leave for Moscow on April 26 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
UN SECRETARY GENERAL TO VISIT UKRAINE APRIL 28
His visit to Ukraine is scheduled for April 28. Guterres will be received by Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba and President Volodymyr Zelensky. The UN Secretary-General will meet with staff from the Ukrainian office of UN to discuss the possibility of expanding humanitarian aid to Kyiv.
The UN will also investigate the events in Ukraine and expect access to all settlements in the country. The relevant commission of the Human Rights Council of the structure has started its work.