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Skepticism and suspicion: Top things to know about Russia and Ukraine talks

India seeks a 'purposeful engagement' in negotiations between the two sides as war continues.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second right, greets the Russian and Ukrainian delegations during their meeting for talks in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (Turkish Presidency via AP)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second right, greets the Russian and Ukrainian delegations during their meeting for talks in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (Turkish Presidency via AP)

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is now in its second month. More than a thousand people have died and nearly 3.6 million have fled the war-torn nation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hosted negotiators from Kyiv and Moscow in Istanbul for talks to end the conflict. Russia's chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky called the talks with Ukraine 'constructive', adding a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy will happen 'as soon as the agreement is prepared.'

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 12:40 PM IST

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