Representatives of Moscow and Kiev at the talks in Belarus discussed the possibility of holding a second round of negotiations in the near future, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Mikhailo Podolyak told reporters.

“The parties have identified a number of priority topics on which certain decisions have been outlined. In order for these decisions to get some opportunities for implementation …, the parties leave for consultations in their capitals. The parties discussed the possibility of holding a second round of negotiations in the near future, at which these topics will receive concrete development practice,” Podolyak said following the talks by the Ukrainian and Russian delegations.

The main result of the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine is that the parties hear each other, said Leonid Slutsky, a member of the Russian delegation, head of the international committee of the State Duma.

“Now we need to consult in Moscow and Kyiv. It is important that the parties hear each other. This is the main outcome of today’s negotiations. That foundation plate, without which it would be impossible to say that this format took place. But the format took place,” Slutsky told reporters after the talks.