Peace Talks Now “Sound More Realistic,” says Zelenskyy

Peace Talks Now

( – The war between Russia and Ukraine has been raging for three weeks and at least three million refugees have left their homes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to members of the US Congress about what’s happening and what would help his country. Prior to the televised address, he expressed hope for the future.

On March 16, Zelenskyy said peace talks with Russia are progressing and the demands being made are starting to “sound more realistic.”

Zelenskyy’s remarks came a day after he told the British-led Joint Expeditionary Force that he knows Ukraine can’t join NATO at the moment even though he’d heard for years that the doors to the international organization were open. “It’s a truth and it must be recognized,” Zelenskyy said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said peace talks are progressing and there are “specific formulations” that are “close to agreement.” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told Reuters the fact that negotiations are even still happening is a good sign.

Although peace talks are continuing, Russia’s attack on the country appears to be heating up. The military is accused of hitting multiple civilian targets, including a maternity hospital which left at least two adults and one child dead.

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