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Q. Key events and dates

  • 17 December 2021: The Russian Federation presents two draft treaties to the United States, proposing the withdrawal of NATO forces from those member states that joined the alliance after 1997 and an agreement not to accept new members.
  • January 2022: The US and NATO formally reply in January, rejecting these demands, while a large Russian military force assembles around Ukraine, on its Eastern border with the Russian Federation and in Belarus
  • 21 February 2022: The Russian Federation recognizes Luhansk and Donetsk as independent states.
  • 24 February 2022: Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin announces the ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine and offers a lengthy review of Russo-Ukraine relations.
  • 28 February 2022: First round of direct negotiations in Belarus.
  • 3 March 2022: Second round of direct negotiations in Belarus
  • 7 March 2022: Third round of direct negotiations in Belarus
  • 10 March 2022: Negotiations hosted by Turkey at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum at Foreign Minister level
  • 14-17 March 2022: Fourth round of negotiations (video conference)
  • 21 March 2022: Fifth round of negotiation
  • 24 March 2022: The Russian Federation announces that it has reached most of the goals of the first phase of its military campaign and that it will now focus on Eastern Ukraine
  • 29 March 2022: Negotiations hosted by Turkey in Istanbul, initially leading to hopes for agreements among the sides
  • 30 March 2022: The Russian Federation asserts that its withdrawal from around Kyiv and areas of Northern Ukraine is a good-will gesture in response to progress in the negotiations
  • 31 March 2022: Russian Federation plays down progress in the Negotiations
  • 3-5 April 2022: The withdrawal of Russian forces reveals strong evidence of massacres against the Ukrainian civilian population while under Russian control. The President of Ukraine asserts that this will make negotiations more difficult, but that it is necessary to persist with the dialogue.
  • 7 April 2022: The Russian foreign Minister Lavrov claims that Ukraine is frustrating the negotiations and has backtracked from concessions. The Ukraine asserts that this is a manoeuvre to distract from the war crimes allegations.
  • 15 April 2022: Nine humanitarian corridors confirmed by Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister.
  • 17 April 2022: Ukraine states that negotiations are at risk from the situation in Mariupol and President Putin declares they are at a ‘dead end’ due to Ukrainian allegations of war crimes.
  • 26 April 2022: UN Secretary-General meets with President Putin. President Putin agrees in principle with proposals for humanitarian assistance and ‘safe corridors’ and expresses willingness to engage in a diplomatic settlement.

Q. Key elements of positions of the sides

According to a news report, the following was the position of Ukraine offered during the negotiations in March:

Proposal 1: Ukraine proclaims itself a neutral state, promising to remain nonaligned with any blocs and refrain from developing nuclear weapons — in exchange for international legal guarantees. Possible guarantor states include Russia, Great Britain, China, the United States, France, Turkey, Germany, Canada, Italy, Poland, and Israel, and other states would also be welcome to join the treaty.

Proposal 2: These international security guarantees for Ukraine would not extend to Crimea, Sevastopol, or certain areas of the Donbas. The parties to the agreement would need to define the boundaries of these regions or agree that each party understands these boundaries differently.

Proposal 3: Ukraine vows not to join any military coalitions or host any foreign military bases or troop contingents. Any international military exercises would be possible only with the consent of the guarantor-states. For their part, these guarantors confirm their intention to promote Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.

Proposal 4: Ukraine and the guarantor-states agree that (in the event of aggression, any armed attack against Ukraine, or any military operation against Ukraine) each of the guarantor-states, after urgent and immediate mutual consultations (which must be held within three days) on the exercise of the right to individual or collective self-defense(as recognized by Article 51 of the UN Charter) will provide (in response to and on the basis of an official appeal by Ukraine) assistance to Ukraine, as a permanently neutral state under attack. This aid will be facilitated through the immediate implementation of such individual or joint actions as may be necessary, including the closure of Ukraine’s airspace, the provision of necessary weapons, the use of armed force with the goal of restoring and then maintaining Ukraine’s security as a permanently neutral state.

Proposal 5: Any such armed attack (any military operation at all) and all measures taken as a result will be reported immediately to the UN Security Council. Such measures will cease when the UNSC takes the measures needed to restore and maintain international peace and security.

Proposal 6: Implementing protections against possible provocations, the agreement will regulate the mechanism for fulfilling Ukraine’s security guarantees based on the results of consultations between Ukraine and the guarantor-states.

Proposal 7: The treaty provisionally applies from the date it is signed by Ukraine and all or most guarantor-states. The treaty enters force after (1) Ukraine’s permanently neutral status is approved in a nationwide referendum, (2) the introduction of the appropriate amendments in Ukraine’s Constitution, and (3) ratification in the parliaments of Ukraine and the guarantor-states.

Proposal 8: The parties’ desire to resolve issues related to Crimea and Sevastopol shall be committed to bilateral negotiations between Ukraine and Russia for a period of 15 years. Ukraine and Russia also pledge not to resolve these issues by military means and to continue diplomatic resolution efforts.

Proposal 9: The parties shall continue consultations (with the involvement of other guarantor-states) to prepare and agree on the provisions of a Treaty on Security Guarantees for Ukraine, ceasefire modalities, the withdrawal of troops and other paramilitary formations, and the opening and ensuring of safe-functioning humanitarian corridors on an ongoing basis, as well as the exchange of dead bodies and the release of prisoners of war and interned civilians.

Proposal 10: The parties consider it possible to hold a meeting between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia for the purpose of signing a treaty and/or adopting political decisions regarding other remaining unresolved issues.

According to a BBC interview with the Turkish facilitators, the following were the key points raised by President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with President Erdogan:

  • Permanent neutrality of Ukraine that excludes NATO membership;
  • Disarmament of Ukraine to the point that it poses no threat to the Russian Federation;
  • Better provision for Russian-language speakers in Ukraine
  • De-nazification;
  • Addressing Luhansk and Donetsk (presumably recognition of their independence);
  • Acceptance that Crimea is part of the Russian Federation.

Q. Narrative chronology

28 February 2022

  • Ukrainian and Russian officials agreed to meet for talks at a venue on the Belarusian border with Ukraine, which was coordinated in a call by Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko to President Zelensky on 27 February
  • The office of President Zelensky reported on the morning of 28 February that: “The delegation included Head of the Servant of the People faction Davyd Arakhamia, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov, Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podoliak, First Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Delegation to the TCG Andriy Kostin, MP Rustem Umerov and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi.
  • According to Zelensky’s office, 'The key issue of the talks is an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine'.
  • The talks concluded without resolution of the conflict, but '[a] decision was made to immediately hold additional consultations in the capitals of the states. After that, the second round of negotiations of Ukrainian and Russian parties is to take place in the near future'.
  • Later the same day, Zelensky appealed to the EU for immediate accession and signed Ukraine’s application for EU membership
    • In his speech, Zelesky stated: 'Europeans are aware that our soldiers are fighting for our country and, consequently, for the whole of Europe. For peace for all European countries, for the lives of children, for equality, for democracy. And this gives us the full right to do the following. We appeal to the European Union for Ukraine's immediate accession under a new special procedure…I am confident that is fair. I am confident we deserve it. I am confident that all this is possible'.
  • Regarding the prospect of subsequent talks, Zelensky said: 'I do not yet feel the specifics from this composition and this first meeting. The only thing is that there is one percent that they will be able to meet again and talk about certain steps forward'.
  • The President stressed the need for 'a complete ceasefire' before entering into a dialogue, saying, 'But to take steps forward, someone needs to take steps towards each other'.

3 March 2022

  • Agreement was reached as to the 'joint provision of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians, as well as for the delivery of medicines and food to the places of the fiercest fighting with the possibility of temporary ceasefire for the period of evacuation in the sectors where it takes place. Not everywhere, but only in those places where there are humanitarian corridors, there may be a ceasefire during the evacuation', per the Ukrainian President’s Office.
  • Simultaneously, President Putin told French President Emmanuel Macron that the 'tasks of the special military operation will be fulfilled in any event', according to a Kremlin translation reported by Reuters.
  • Talks concluded with expectation of a third round of talks to follow.

7 March 2022

  • During the third round of talks in Belarus, the delegations of Ukraine and Russia 'clarified the details of the functioning of humanitarian corridors to provide more effective assistance to people in the cities most affected by the Russian shelling', per the Ukrainian President’s Office.
  • 'We have received some positive results in terms of logistics of humanitarian corridors. They will be amended, and we will receive more effective assistance to people who are currently suffering from the aggression of the Russian Federation', said Mykhailo Podoliak, Adviser to the Head of the President's Office.
  • Intensive consultations will be continued on the basic, political bloc of settlement, in particular on the ceasefire and security guarantees.
  • Intent stated for talks to continue, specifically with regard to ceasefire and security guarantees.
  • Reuters reported on 11 March that Russian officials, including President Putin, that 'some progress' had been made on peace talks
    • 'There are certain positive shifts, negotiators on our side tell me', Putin said.
    • ‘The Kremlin said on Friday the conflict in Ukraine would end when the West took action over Russia's repeatedly raised concerns about the killing of civilians in eastern Ukraine and NATO enlargement eastwards'.
    • 'We need to find a resolution to these two questions. Russia formulated concrete demands to Ukraine to resolve those questions', Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

14 March 2022

  • As a result of these talks, 'In Ukraine, 10 humanitarian corridors will be opened on March 14 at 9:00 am to evacuate people from settlements affected by shelling by the Russian army'. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister

21 March 2022

  • For this stage of talks, Ukraine aimed to reach an agreement on ending the armed aggression against Ukraine and the withdrawing of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory, per Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak during a video meeting at the Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House (UK).
  • 'I hope that these agreements will primarily provide for a ceasefire, withdrawal of Russian troops to the territory of February 23, 2022, as well as consultations and talks on other issues on the return of our territories, the return of full control over the territories within the internationally recognized borders to the Ukrainian authorities', said Andriy Yermak.

29 March 2022

  • In advance of this round of talks, Russia announced: that ‘a draft presidential decree is being developed on retaliatory visa measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of a number of foreign states', per Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ‘This act will introduce a number of restrictions on entry into the territory of Russia. And at the same time, in order to prevent a threat to the life and health of citizens of third countries and stateless persons who ended up on the territory of Ukraine, the procedure for entering and staying on the territory of Russia was facilitated for them to safely return to their countries of citizenship’.
  • Also leading up to this round of talks, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he had instructed his deputy for humanitarian affairs, Martin Griffiths, to explore the possibility of a ceasefire in Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance.
  • In a speech concurrent to the negotiations, President Zelensky said: 'The situation has not become easier. The scale of the challenges has not diminished. The Russian army still has significant potential to continue attacks against our state. They still have a lot of equipment and enough people completely deprived of rights whom they can send to the cauldron of war. Therefore, we stay alert and do not reduce our defense efforts…It is on this basis that I consider the messages on the negotiation process, which is underway at various levels with representatives of the Russian Federation. The enemy is still in our territory. The shelling of our cities continues. Mariupol is blocked. Missile and air strikes do not stop. This is the reality. These are the facts'.
  • Further: ‘Yes, we can call positive the signals we hear from the negotiating platform. But these signals do not silence the explosion of Russian shells…Of course, Ukraine is willing to negotiate and will continue the negotiation process. To the extent that really depends on us. We expect to get the result. There must be real security for us, for our state, for sovereignty, for our people. Russian troops must leave the occupied territories. Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be guaranteed. There can be no compromise on sovereignty and our territorial integrity. And there will not be any'.
  • NYT reported of these talks:
    • ‘Ukrainian officials said their country was ready to declare itself permanently neutral — forsaking the prospect of joining NATO, a key Russian demand — and discuss Russian territorial claims in exchange for “security guarantees” from a group of other nations. An aide to Ukraine’s president called the Russian delegation “constructive”, while Russia said it would “drastically” scale back its military activity around Kyiv to “increase mutual trust”'.
    • 'Russian officials said, the goal will be to take more territory in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, where Russia has installed two separatist statelets that President Vladimir V. Putin recognized last month as independent, but that no other nation has formally acknowledged'.
    • President Biden said he would not draw any conclusions about Russia’s intentions 'until I see what their actions are'. Speaking after a White House meeting with the prime minister of Singapore, Mr. Biden added, 'We’ll see if they follow through with what they are suggesting…In the meantime…we’re going to continue to keep strong the sanctions and will continue to provide the Ukrainian military with the capacity to defend themselves'.
    • Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, on a diplomatic trip to Morocco, told reporters, 'There is what Russia says and there’s what Russia does…and what Russia is doing is the continued brutalization of Ukraine and its people'.

3 April 2022

  • Despite periodic talks between Russia and Ukraine, their positions on the status of Crimea and Eastern Donbas regions remain unchanged.
    • According to Reuters, Russia’s chief negotiator, Valdimir Medinsky, asserted that Ukraine had agreed it would be neutral, not have nuclear weapons, not join a military bloc and refuse to host military bases. However, the two were still split on the question of territory.

4 April 2022

  • President Zelensky stated during a conversation in Bucha with Ukrainian and international journalists that ‘peace in Ukraine is impossible without victory, and victory can be achieved through diplomacy in parallel with the fighting of the Ukrainian army.'
  • Specifically, saying: ‘Every day, when our troops come in and deoccupy certain territories, you see what is happening. It's very difficult to talk when you see what they've done here. Every day people are found there in barrels, in cellars, strangled, tortured. Therefore, we believe that if they have something to think with, they need to think faster’...‘We strive for peace, we deserve it. And these people showed it, and the Armed Forces showed it. Peace is impossible without victory. Victory can be achieved in a diplomatic format in parallel with the fighting steps of our army. Our army demonstrates its fighting steps on a daily basis, but it is not easy. We do not want to lose millions of people. That is why there should be dialogue’.

12 April 2022

  • There has been little progress in peace talks since the face-to-face meetings in Istanbul. Putin stated that they were at a “dead end”following Ukraine’s allegations of war crimes. In a report from Bloomberg, Ukraine is yet to receive an official response from Russia on its proposals at the peace talks in Istanbul.

15 April 2022

  • Nine humanitarian corridors allowing for the evacuation of civilians, including a route from the city of Mariupol, have been confirmed by Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, Iryna Vereshchuk.

17 April 2022

  • The situation in Mariupol could lead to peace talks being scrapped according to the Ukrainian President. In a video address he stated, “The elimination of our troops, of our men [in Mariupol] will put an end to any negotiations.” The Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has echoed this sentiment in an interview with CBS and asserts that Mariupol could pose a “red line” in the path of negotiations.
  • Roman Abramovich travelled to Kyiv in an attempt to revive peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. The Russian billionaire, with longstanding ties to the Russian President, has been acting as an informal mediator since the war began following a request for his involvement by the Ukrainian President.

21 April 2022

  • Ukraine has repeatedly asserted its willingness to negotiate with the Russians in Mariupol, offering the exchange of Russian prisoners for the safe passage of troops and civilians from the region.
    • Ukrainian negotiator, Mykhalio Podolyak, stated that Ukraine would conduct these talks “without any conditions,” in a bid to “save our guys.”
  • Putin ordered the Russian military to cancel its plans to take over the Mariupol Steel Plant where the last remaining Ukrainian troops are based.
  • The Ukrainian President denied receiving any draft of a peace proposal from the Kremlin. The two sides announced an intention to exchange draft peace proposals in March. Talks have appeared to stall since.
  • Ukrainian officials say that evacuations from Mariupol through agreed humanitarian corridors have been halted due to Russian shelling. President Zelensky says that 120,000 civilians are trapped in Mariupol.

22 April 2022

25 April 2022

  • In an interview with Russia Channel 1 TV, Lavrov warned the West not to underestimate the risk of nuclear conflict over Ukraine. He asserted that NATO is, “in essence,” engaged in a proxy war with Russia by supplying Ukraine with weaponry.
  • Russia’s Foreign Minister reinforced that negotiations with Ukraine would continue despite their belief that “the Kyiv government’s position is set in Washington and other Western capitals.”

26 April 2022

  • António Guterres meets directly with Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov to discuss proposals for humanitarian assistance and the opening of ‘safe corridors’ to facilitate evacuations conflict zones, particularly Mariupol. Russia agrees ‘in principle.’
    • This would take the form of a Humanitarian Contact Group, comprising Russia, Ukraine, and the UN “with local cessations of hostilities, and to guarantee that they are actually effective.”
  • Following the meeting Guterres reported that, “it is clear that there are two different positions on what is happening in Ukraine.”
    • He reinforced UN calls for political dialogue towards a solution but acknowledged that this has so far not happened.
  • Putin expresses willingness to engage in a diplomatic settlement. A full statement of the President’s address to Guterres can be read here.
    • “We are living in a complicated world, and, therefore, we proceed from reality and are willing to work with everyone.”
    • “I would like to inform you that although the military operation is underway, we are still hoping to reach an agreement on the diplomatic track. We are conducting talks. We have not abandoned them.”
  • Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, holds a call with Putin emphasizing the importance of Russia and Ukraine continuing high-level talks like those hosted in Istanbul a month earlier. He proposes that the next talks be held at “leader level,” between Putin and Zelensky directly.

27 April 2022

  • UK Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, calls for further support from Western allies for Ukraine’s war effort in order to ‘push Russia out of the whole of Ukraine’.

28 April 2022

  • UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, visits Kyiv, condemning the “evil” war and urging Russia to cooperate with the ICC investigation.
  • Heavy Russian bombardment continues during Guterres’ visit. Hailed by Time as the ‘the boldest attack on the capital since Moscow’s forces retreated weeks ago.’
  • Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor at the ICC, has said that he favoured neither Russia nor Ukraine in the search for the truth.

2 May 2022

  • There is growing speculation amongst US and Western officials that Russia could formally declare war on Ukraine on May 9th, drawing on the national significance of the day to facilitate a mass mobilisation in favour of escalating military action. The Kremlin has dismissed these suggestions as “nonsense,” and continues to refer to the offensive as a “special military operation” aimed at “denazification.”

3 May 2022

  • In a speech delivered to the Ukrainian Parliament, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, stated that there should be no peace settlement against the will of the Ukrainian people and gave support to the view that Ukraine could aim to win the war.

6 May 2022

  • The evacuation of civilians from the Azvostal Steel Works continues as Russia agrees to implement a ceasefire of three days from Thursday. However, Ukraine claims that Russian forces have breached the perimeter of the budling, which has become the epicentre of the battle for Mariupol.
  • Speaking at an online forum for Chatham House, Volodymyr Zelensky says that not all diplomatic bridges are broken between the two countries. He asserts that Russia must first fall back to the territory it held before 23 February if peace talks are to succeed.

9 May 2022

  • During Victory Day celebrations in Russia, President Putin defends the decision to send Russian forces into Ukraine but makes no new announcements on the conduct of the conflict.
  • In his speech on Europe Day, French President, Emmanuel Macron, states that it will take decades for Ukraine to join the European Union and proposes an alternative plan for a closer relationship with the European shot of full membership based on a new ‘European Political Community’.

11 May 2022

  • UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, agrees to mutual security guarantees with Finland and Sweden committing the United Kingdom to offer military assistance in the event of an invasion.

12 May 2022

16 May 2022

  • President Putin warned that Russia would respond if Sweden and Finland pursue their membership of NATO. Speaking to a summit of leaders in the Kremlin, he stated that, “the expansion of military infrastructure to this territory will produce our response.”

17 May 2022

  • The ICC Prosecutor announces the largest field deployment of forensics and investigative team to Ukraine

18 May 2022

  • Final surrender of Ukrainians at the Azvostal steel plant marks the fall of Mariupol to Russian troops. Ukraine is keen to conduct a prisoner for those captured.
  • Finland and Sweden formally submit a joint bid for membership of NATO, breaking their historical neutrality. This marks a significant shift in Europe’s security balance, particularly since Finland shares a border with Russia.
  • On peace talks, both Ukrainian and Russian officials appear to indicate that they have stagnated. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Andrei Rudenko, states that Kyiv has ‘practically withdrawn from the negotiation process.” The presidential advisor in Ukraine, Mykhailio Podolyak, asserted that talks were ‘on hold’.
  • US embassy in Ukraine reopened following three months of closure

Q. Key news sources

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Soldier pleads guilty in war crimes trial; Nordic neighbors submit NATO bids, 18 May 2022

Ukraine Latest: US Reopens Embassy in Kyiv After Three Months, 18 May 2022

Ukraine suspends peace talks with Russia, 17 May 2022

Finland Nato: Russia threatens to retaliate over membership move, 12 May 2022

Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of Russian soldier, 12 May 2022

Now Finland's leaders have decided they want to join NATO, what it means - and how a worried Putin might respond, 12 May 2022

UK agrees mutual security deals with Finland and Sweden, 11 May 2022

Macron floats European ‘community’ open to Ukraine and UK, 9 May 2022

Ukraine war: Officials will be interested in what Putin did not say in Russia's annual Victory Day parade speech, 9 May 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 71 of the invasion, 5 May 2022

Ukraine war: Russia denies it plans to declare war on 9 May, 5 May 2022

‘Ukraine will be free,’ Boris Johnson tells country’s parliament, 3 May 2022

May 2, 2022 Russia Ukraine news, 2 May 2022

Push Russia out of whole of Ukraine, says Truss, 27 April 2022

Mass graves near besieged Ukrainian city Mariupol are evidence of war crimes, say Ukrainian officials, 22 April 2022

Putin claims victory in Mariupol; Ukrainian fighters hold on, 22 April 2022

'No humanitarian corridors': Ukraine says Mariupol evacuations halted by Russian shelling, 21-22 April 2022

Ukraine ready to hold ‘special negotiations’ with Russians in Mariupol, 20 April 2022

Zelensky denies receiving draft of Russia’s peace proposal, 20 April 2022

Ukrainian foreign minister says Mariupol “doesn’t exist anymore” after Russian siege, 17 April 2022

Abramovich Visits Kyiv, Seeks to Revive Ukraine-Russia Talks, 16 April 2022

Putin Says Ukraine Talks ‘at Dead End’, Vows to Pursue War, 12 April 2022

Russia says peace talks not ready for leaders’ meeting, 3 April 2022

Russia Says Ukraine Presented Unacceptable Draft Peace Deal, 7 April 2022

Europe ‘Split’ over Ukraine-Russia peace negotiations, 6 April 2022

Zelensky says Ukraine had 'no option but to negotiate' with Russia to end war. But will Putin hold talks? 5 April 2022

Russia Lists Goodwill Gesture for Talks, Has Condition to End War, 5 April 2022

Zelensky say Russian ‘War Crimes in Ukraine Make Negotiations harder, 4 April 2022

What Diplomatic Solution might End the War in Ukraine, 1 April 2022

Peace Talks Between Russia and Ukraine to resume on Friday Says Negotiator, The Guardian, 31 March 2022

Russia Plays Down Progress in Peace Talks, Intensifies Attacks in the Eastern Ukraine, 30 March 2022

Hopes for Agreement Center on Negotiators in Istanbul, 29 March 2022

Peace Talks Produce first Signs of Progress, 29 March 2022

Ukrainians are not Naïve, The Guardian, 29 March 2022

Ukraine’s Government is Willing to Make Big Concessions to End the War, The Economist, 23 March 2022

Russia-Ukraine Close to Agreement says Turkey, 20 March 2022

Ukraine Conflict, Putin Lays out his Demands in Turkish Phone Call, 17 March 2022

Ukraine and Russia Explore Neutrality Plan in Peace Talks, Financial Times, 16 March 2022

Ukraine-Russia Hold Third Round of Peace Talks, 7 March 2022

Second Round of Russia Ukraine Peace Talks Begins in Brest, Belarus, 3 March 2022

Russia Peace Talks Resume as Russia Claims first City, 3 March 2022.

Ukraine and Russia Finish First Rounds of Peace Talks at Belarussian Border, 28 February 2022

Ukraine Agrees to Hold Peace Talks with Russia at Belarus Border, 27 February 2022

Ukraine Rejects Belarus as Russia Talks Host, 27 February 2022