Ukraine and Russia agree to talks without preconditions, Zelenskiy says

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy chairs a meeting in Kyiv

LVIV, Ukraine – Ukrainian and Russian officials will meet for talks at a venue on the Belarusian border with Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office said on Sunday.

The talks, the first since Russia unleashed a full scale invasion of Ukraine last week, would be held without preconditions and are the result of a phone call between Zelenskiy and the Belarusian president, Zelenskiy said.

“We agreed that the Ukrainian delegation would meet with the Russian delegation without preconditions on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, near the Pripyat River,” he said in a statement.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets, Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Alison Williams)

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