Belarusian President to provide all conditions for Russian-Ukrainian talks

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MINSK, BELARUS – NOVEMBER 16, 2021: Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko holds a meeting on the situation at the Belarusian-Polish border. The migrant crisis on the border of Belarus with Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia escalated on November 8. Several thousand migrants have approached the Belarusian-Polish border and set up a tent camp there; some of them tried to cross the border by breaking a barbed wire fence. Nikolai Petrov/BelTA/TASS

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has assured Russian leader Vladimir Putin that Minsk is ready to create all the conditions for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.

“Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who, for his part, assured that he would be ready to create all necessary conditions for the arrival of the delegations, for ensuring their safety and security, and for holding the mentioned negotiations,” Peskov said.

Peskov said earlier that, in response to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s statement that he was ready to negotiate Ukraine’s non-aligned status, Putin was poised to send a Russian delegation at the level of representatives of the Defense and Foreign Ministries as well as the presidential administration to Minsk for talks with the Ukrainian delegation. -TASS Reports

MINSK, BELARUS – NOVEMBER 16, 2021: Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko holds a meeting on the situation at the Belarusian-Polish border. The migrant crisis on the border of Belarus with Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia escalated on November 8. Several thousand migrants have approached the Belarusian-Polish border and set up a tent camp there; some of them tried to cross the border by breaking a barbed wire fence. Nikolai Petrov/BelTA/TASS