According to Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, during the conversation Lukashenko confirmed that Belarus will arrange the arrival of delegations, ensure their safety and coordinate the conversations.
Earlier, the head of the Kremlin’s press office informed that Putin is ready to send a delegation at the level of representatives of the Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs and Presidential Administration to to Minsk to hold negotiations with the Ukrainian counterpart.
He explained that Putin’s decision is in response to statements by his Ukrainian peer, Vladimir Zelensky, who expressed his readiness to discuss the neutrality status of his country.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov highlighted on Friday that Moscow is ready to negotiate at any time, as soon as the Ukrainian Armed Forces stop resisting and lay down their arms.
“No one will attack them, no one will oppress them. Let them return home to their families and give the Ukrainian people a chance to choose their own destiny,” the Russian foreign minister pointed out.
The day before Putin announced in a televised speech the launch of a special military operation in Ukraine to protect the population of the Donbass region and “demilitarize” Ukraine.
According to Moscow authorities, the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces on Ukrainian territory was in response to a request for help from the Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) People’s Republics in the face of aggression by Kiev.