Russian and Ukrainian negotiators reportedly are moving toward a 15-point peace deal that would involve Kyiv formally renouncing its ambition to join NATO.
The deal also calls for Ukraine accepting “limits on its armed forces” in exchange for a ceasefire, the withdrawal of Russian troops, and security guarantees from the West.
The Financial Times reported Wednesday delegations from Ukraine and Russia “made significant progress” toward an agreement, though major obstacles remain.
The deal would involve Kyiv promising “not to host foreign military bases or weaponry in exchange for protection from allies.”
Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden is heading to Brussles next week for a NATO Summit.
Biden announced a new package of $800 million, including “cutting edge” drones, anti-armor, and anti-air defense systems.