War in Ukraine: Russia notes progress in negotiations with Ukraine
Eva Deschamps / March 9, 2022
Russia has seen progress in negotiations with Ukraine, Russian diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.
In parallel with the special military operation, negotiations are also underway with the Ukrainian side to put an end as soon as possible to the senseless bloodshed and resistance of the Ukrainian armed forces some progress has been made, Zakharova said.
Russia's objectives do not include the occupation of Ukraine, nor the destruction of its state, nor the overthrow of the current government" she said at a press conference, reiterating that she was not targeting the civilian population.
Russia has been moving tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine for nearly two weeks.
This conflict has caused the exodus of millions of refugees and hundreds of deaths, including many civilians.