The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, confirmed that the Ukrainian delegation will meet with the Russian one at the border between Ukraine and Belarus, near the river Pripyat.
The confirmation comes after he had previously spoken with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Zelensky claimed in a statement posted on social media that Lukashenko had taken responsibility for security, ie that he would ensure that all planes, helicopters and missiles stationed on Belarusian territory remained grounded during the Ukrainian delegation’s trip, during the negotiations, and during the return to Kiev.
Russian media have previously reported that talks will be held in Belarus, quoting the head of the Russian negotiating team Vladimir Medinsky.
The Russian negotiating team has been in the Belarusian city of Gomel since this morning, and the Ministry of Defense said that they are expecting the Ukrainian delegation. However, Zelensky said in a video address in the early morning that his country was ready for peace talks with Russia, but did not want that to happen on Belarusian territory.