The second round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine has begun in the Brest region of Belarus, the press secretary of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Anatoly Glaz said.

“Negotiations have begun,” Glaz said.

The Russian delegation was already waiting for the Ukrainians in full when they began to enter the hall. Before sitting down at the negotiating table, the parties shook hands.

As Presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky noted earlier, Moscow has formed a block of proposals for this meeting consisting of three parts devoted to military-technical, humanitarian-international and political aspects of the settlement. According to the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova, the ministry expects that the meeting will lead “to an early end of this situation, the restoration of peace in Donbass, the return of all the peoples of Ukraine to a peaceful and just life.”

Adviser to the head of the office of the Ukrainian president Mikhail Podolyak said that on the agenda today — a ceasefire, a truce, the opening of humanitarian corridors for evacuation. As Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba pointed out, Kyiv will not make concessions on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.