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Monday, December 09, 2019

Zelensky: Ukraine And Russia Agree To Talks In Belarus Without Preconditions

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LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian and Russian officials will meet for talks at a venue on the Belarusian border with Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky'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, Zelensky 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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