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Russia Peace Talks May Last Several Weeks, Kyiv Negotiator Says

  • Cease-fire, Russian troop withdrawal among issues on the table
  • Podolyak says Russia pursuing ‘Afghanistan scenario’ in war
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Mykhailo Podolyak, Ukrainian presidential adviser, says negotiations with Russia could last for weeks.Source: Bloomberg

Peace talks with Russia may last at least “several weeks,” even though there are signs that Moscow’s position has become more “adequate,” said Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency.

Key questions during the negotiations include security guarantees, a cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops, and the “political resolution of disputed territories,” Podolyak -- a member of the Ukrainian negotiating group -- said Friday in an interview with Bloomberg TV from his office in Kyiv.