Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has stated his readiness to negotiate with Russia, requesting the Israeli prime minister to arrange peace talks in Jerusalem.
Zelensky is of the opinion that any high profile talks with Russia should be held on neutral territory, naming Israel as a potential host for the negotiations.
However, the Ukrainian president stated that if the negotiations were to be successful his country would need certain “security guarantees” that the ongoing conflict would be resolved. Not only from the perspective of Russia, but also from the west’s too and that Israel could act as a guarantor in that respect.
On Thursday high profile talks too place in the Turkish resort city of Antalya, between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba. Unfortunately, these discussions were inconclusive, with Kuleba describing them as “difficult”, and Lavrov claiming that Ukrainian officials “always want to substitute the real work of implementing agreements with inventing new formats.”