Russian delegation ready for talks with Ukraine in Belarus – Ifax

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the construction site of the National Space Agency in Moscow

MOSCOW – A Russian delegation has arrived in Belarus for talks with Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesperson was quoted by the Ifax news agency as saying on Sunday, the first negotiations since Russia started its invasion on Feb. 24.

Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the Russian delegation included officials from the foreign and defence ministries and President Vladimir Putin’s office, and was awaiting the arrival of their Ukrainian counterparts in the Belarusian city of Gomel.

(Reporting by Alex Marrow; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Jan Harvey)