Peace talks more 'realistic', says Ukraine president; Biden to visit NATO

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President

© APA | Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President

# 16 March 2022 09:20 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday peace talks were sounding more realistic but more time was needed, as Russian air strikes killed five people in the capital Kyiv and the refugee tally from Moscow's invasion reached 3 million, APA reports citing Reuters.

"The meetings continue, and, I am informed, the positions during the negotiations already sound more realistic. But time is still needed for the decisions to be in the interests of Ukraine," Zelenskyy said in a video address on Wednesday, ahead of the next round of talks.

U.S. President Joe Biden will make his first visit to Europe since Russia invaded Ukraine to discuss the crisis with NATO allies next week, the White House said.

Biden will attend a NATO leaders meeting at the military alliance's headquarters in Brussels on March 24.

Biden is expected to announce an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, a White House official said.

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