The fourth round of negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian sides, held via video link, ended with a technical pause for additional work in the working subgroups and clarification of individual definitions.
Judging by the reports, the parties again did not come to a compromise. A member of the negotiating team, Mikhail Podolyak, said:
The reason for the discord is too different political systems. Ukraine is a free dialogue within society and a binding consensus. Russia is an ultimatum suppression of its own society.
According to Russian press reports, the Russian side proposed 10 humanitarian corridors for the withdrawal of residents from besieged areas, but the Ukrainian side agreed on only 3.
According to military expert Ivan Zhdanov, humanitarian corridors and the evacuation of refugees from Mariupol were disrupted 4 times due to shelling by the Russian army.