Zelensky advisor: Peace treaty with Russia may be reached by May
An advisor to the head of the Ukrainian President's office says a peace agreement with Russia can be reached by May at the latest.
An advisor to the head of the President of Ukraine believes a peace agreement with Russia can be reached within one to two weeks.
Advisor Oleksiy Arestovych said in an interview with Russian journalist Mark Feygin on Monday that Ukraine might reach a peace agreement with Russia "no later than May, early May... and maybe much faster."
Arestovych added that if an agreement fails then hostilities will continue by the end of May, after "another round [of negotiations]". He also saw that local fighting may still persist throughout the country for a year, even with a peace agreement.
The latest round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine was held via videoconference on Monday. Following the session, both delegations announced a pause in the talks, with another advisor to the head of Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky's office announcing that the negotiations would continue on Tuesday.
Ukraine agrees to only three out of 10 humanitarian corridors
The Russian armed forces have taken full control of Melitopol and Kherson, the Russian Ministry of Defense said Monday, marking a new milestone for Moscow's advances in Ukraine as part of the former's special military operation in the country.
The Ukrainian authorities have only agreed to three out of 10 humanitarian corridors, the head of the Defense Ministry's National Defense Management Center, General Mikhail Mezentsev, revealed, adding that Kiev's decision came in light of the Russian Armed Forces taking over Melitopol and Kherson, whose residents were carrying on with their lives peacefully.
"There is not a single humanitarian corridor leading into Russia," the defense official underscored, revealing that his country agreed to 11 additional humanitarian corridors proposed by Ukraine toward Kiev, Zaporozhye, Mariupol, Lugansk, and Donetsk.