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Nothing can be reported about results of talks with Ukraine yet — Kremlin

Russia and Ukraine have been holding talks since February 28

MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. There is nothing to report about the results of the talks with Ukraine yet, but intense work is in full swing, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.

"The statements are made as soon as information comes in and as soon as the reasons for making public certain results appear. There is nothing to say at the moment. [Russian presidential aide and head of the Russian delegation Vladimir] Medinsky is still working very, very hard," he said.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a special military operation in Ukraine following a request for help from the leaders of two Donbass republics. The goals of the operation are to demilitarize and denazify that country.

Russia and Ukraine have been holding talks since February 28. The Russian delegation is headed by Vladimir Medinsky, an aide to the Russian president. Several rounds took place in Belarus, then the delegations continued negotiations via video link. On March 29, a face-to-face meeting was held in Istanbul. Apart from the above-mentioned goals of the special operation, Moscow’s demands include Ukraine’s non-aligned and non-nuclear status, the recognition of Crimea as part of Russia and the recognition of sovereignty of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.