On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, delegations from Russia and Ukraine met in Turkey to talk about the ongoing Russian intrusion into Ukraine. After the meeting between the delegations from both countries, the troops from Russia have started withdrawing from Ukrainian cities like Kyiv and Chernihiv.
Ukrainian officials allege that the troops are withdrawing because they feel they could not meet their goals of conquering the cities of Ukraine, while the Russian defence ministry’s deputy talks of the fact that, it is an ideal and conscious decision of Russia to reduce the kind of military intensity in those areas, not merely because they did not achieve their goals, that is why they are withdrawing from those cities.
Alexander Fomin, the deputy defence minister of Russia, in one of his submissions to reporters about the meeting between the delegations, said that the neutrality and non-nuclear status of Ukraine caused the decision to withdraw. He suggests that there are probably going to be more actions taken to lessen the hostilities that have gone on in Ukraine after the meeting in Istanbul. Ukraine’s General Staff of the Armed Forces, however, is proclaiming a different message: “The enemy did not meet the goal of its offensive operation.” in one of its official Facebook updates on Tuesday, as the troops from Russia have been seen withdrawing from battlefronts in the cities.
In the talks on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, progress has been made concerning the war and it is said that there is a probable meeting between the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president. Hopefully, this meeting between these presidents will bring some kind of agreement and the war be reduced or stopped to prevent any hostilities in the coming days.
By: Adepa Basit