Facts about Russia-Ukraine conflict: Kiev to continue talks with Russia once Ukraine’s position strengthened, says chief negotiator

BEIJING, June 4– The following are the latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine:. In the first stage of the recovery, the Ukrainian authorities will assess the losses caused by the Russia- Ukraine conflict, prepare technical documentation for the reconstruction projects and carry out the repair of critical facilities, Shmyhal said at a…

BEIJING, June 4 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine:

Kiev will continue its talks with Russia once Ukraine’s negotiation position is strengthened, the head of the Ukrainian delegation David Arakhamia was quoted by local media as saying on Friday.

“This can happen when foreign weapons, promised by international partners, arrive in sufficient amounts,” Arakhamia was quoted by Ukrayinska Pravda media outlet as saying.

The current pause in the negotiations is “justified,” as “big battles” continue in the east of Ukraine, the chief negotiator said.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Friday that the country has begun the first stage of its post-conflict reconstruction, the government’s press service reported.

In the first stage of the recovery, the Ukrainian authorities will assess the losses caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, prepare technical documentation for the reconstruction projects and carry out the repair of critical facilities, Shmyhal said at a cabinet meeting.

“The government’s task is to restore most of the damaged critical facilities by the autumn,” he said.

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and Senegalese President Macky Sall on Friday discussed the suspension of sanctions against cereals and the need for a political solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia.

Sall, accompanied by the AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, held “wide-ranging discussions” with Putin to reiterate the AU’s position for the need of a political solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its grave human, economic costs to the region and the world, Mahamat said in a Twitter post on Friday evening.

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Denmark has voted to join the European Union’s defence pact and scrap its 30-year-old opt-out from the bloc’s common security and defence policies.

In a referendum held on Wednesday, a vast majority, or 66.9 percent, of Danish citizens, have voted for the move, according to the preliminary results from Statistics Denmark, which gives the Nordic country a seat at the EU table to discuss military cooperation. The vote occurred with a turnout of 65.76 percent of the 4,260,944 electoral roll.

In March, the Danish Parliament decided to hold on June 1 the referendum, part of a new multi-party agreement on defence, amid mounting concerns over the Russia-Ukraine military conflict. Enditem

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