| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

Belarus leader urges Kyiv to accept Russian offer of talks – RIA

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko urged Kyiv on Sunday to sit down and begin discussions with Russia so that Ukraine does not lose its independence, according to Russia’s RIA news agency.

On Sunday, Russia announced its team was ready to meet Ukrainian counterparts in the Belarusian city of Gomel, but Kyiv argued Belarus was involved in the Russian invasion and could not be considered a neutral mediator.

  • Reuters