August 8, 2022

Ukraine’s presidential advisor recently said that progress could be made in the coming days

A delegate involved in peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine has suggested that “substantial progress” has been made and a “joint position” could soon be reached.

The news comes via the Russian state controlled news agency RIA and cites delegate Leonid Slutsky who was comparing the state of the peace negotiations now to when they initially started, according to Sky News.

The update also closely follows suggestions from Ukrainian negotiator and presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak who recently said that he believed some kind of decision could be made within the next few days.

“We will not concede in principle on any positions. Russia now understands this. Russia is already beginning to talk constructively. I think that we will achieve some results literally in a matter of days,” said Podolyak, pointing to the Russian side appearing more constructive during a video that was recently shared online.

“When it is worked out, there will be a meeting. I think it won’t take long for us to get there,” he added.

In addition to this, Podolyak also explained that Ukraine is currently working with Turkey and Israel who are acting as in-betweens and mediators in order to host a location and framework for peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.

Talks of potential peace come 18 days into Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and just hours after Russia attacked a military base near Poland, leaving more than 30 people dead. The incident also marks the most western-based attack of the war so far.

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Earlier today, cabinet minister Michael Gove unveiled further details of his government’s plans on how UK residents can welcome Ukrainian refugees into their homes, with those that do receiving a monthly £350 “thank you”.

He also incorrectly suggested that the UK had issued 300,000 visas to refugees during a live interview with Sky News. He quickly corrected himself though – reminding viewers that the actual number was closer to 3,000.

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