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Settling Russia-Ukraine disagreements to take one and a half weeks — Ukrainian side

During this time, the parties to come closer to drafting a peace treaty

WARSAW, March 17. /TASS/. Settling disagreements at negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will last several days to one and a half weeks, Ukrainian presidential office adviser Mikhail Podolyak said in an interview to the Internet portal Virtual Poland.

"For now, the Russian and Ukrainian delegations adhere to their stance. Eliminating disagreements may take several days to one and a half weeks. During this time, we are to come closer to drafting a peace treaty," he said.

The first round of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations was held in the Gomel Region of neighboring Belarus on February 28. It lasted five hours. The second round followed in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Belarus on March 3. The delegates met for a third time in the Brest Region on March 7. And on March 10, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba held a meeting on the sidelines of the diplomatic forum in Turkey’s Antalya. Currently, talks between Moscow and Kiev are held by video link every day.