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The date for the second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine has been set

The Russian “TASS” news agency, quoting Ukrainian media, said that the second round will take place on Wednesday, after the first which took place on Monday on the border between Ukraine and Belarus.

TASS revealed some conditions for the two sides to stop the fighting, and said that Russia demanded that Ukraine recognize the separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, which Moscow supports, and stop its demands to restore the Crimea, which has been controlled by Russia since 2014.

In return, Turkey stipulated a cease-fire from the Russian side, and the withdrawal of Russian forces from its entire territory.

On Monday, the two sides held a first round of talks, after Russia and Ukraine expressed a desire to do so under the auspices of Belarus, but they did not succeed in stopping violent military operations, especially from the Russian side.

On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian President Vladimir Putin had seen the first round of talks, but that “it is too early to judge the outcome.”

He added that there are no plans to hold talks between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, adding that Moscow still recognizes the latter as Ukraine’s president.

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