The third round of Russia-Ukraine negotiations is planned to be held on March 7. Both Russia and Ukraine have made new statements on the eve of the negotiations. Putin said that any attempt by Ukraine to delay the negotiation process is futile and hopes that “Ukraine will consider the reality.” Regarding Ukraine, the Ukrainian delegation mentioned an important point: “Ukraine is no longer committed to applying for NATO membership.” In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense made the latest statement on the situation, and the United States and the European Union also have the latest news.
On March 5, local time, the Ukrainian delegation confirmed that the third round of Russia-Ukraine negotiations will be held on the 7th, and the meeting place is still in Belarus.
According to Slutsky, chairman of the Russian State Duma International Affairs Committee, on the evening of the 5th, the third round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine may indeed be held in the next few days, most likely on the 7th.
The latest report said that Ukraine and Russia will face off at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The hearing will start at 9:00 GMT on the 7th (17:00 Beijing time), and the Ukraine who filed the lawsuit will make a statement. Russia will respond on the 8th.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly said that Russia’s “special military operation” was necessary to “protect people who have suffered from bullying and genocide in eastern Ukraine.” The Ukrainian lawsuit argues that claims of genocide are untrue and under no circumstances provide a legal basis for an “invasion.”
The International Court of Justice in The Hague is able to order quick “interim measures” within days or weeks to prevent the situation from deteriorating, before examining the merits of the case, or whether it has jurisdiction, the report said. While the tribunal’s rulings are somewhat binding and countries usually follow, it has no direct means of enforcing them.
On the 6th local time, Alahamia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiating party and the chairman of the parliamentary group of the Ukrainian People’s Servant Party, said that in the next five to 10 years, NATO is not prepared to discuss the issue of Ukraine’s joining the organization.
He said that Ukraine will no longer commit to submitting an application to join NATO, but will discuss a “non-NATO model”. On this issue, it is not just Russia that Ukraine must have a dialogue with.
Alahamia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Russian-Ukrainian negotiation and chairman of the parliamentary group of the Ukrainian People’s Servant Party, said that both sides are satisfied that they can listen to each other’s positions and conduct active discussions.
He said that the only thing that cannot be reached with Russia is the Crimea issue and the recognition of the independence of Luhansk and Donetsk.
U.S. and European officials have been discussing how to support Ukraine’s government-in-exile in the event that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has to withdraw from the capital, according to U.S. officials familiar with the situation. Discussions ranged from supporting the relocation of Ukrainian government officials to Lviv in western Ukraine, or the possibility that they would be forced to leave Ukraine entirely and establish a government-in-exile in Poland. However, these discussions are preliminary and have not yet involved any substantive decisions.
US Secretary of State Blinken said on March 6 that the United States is working with European allies to jointly study the possibility of banning the import of Russian oil to further punish the “Russian invasion of Ukraine”.
Blinken said he had spoken with U.S. President Joe Biden and other members of his cabinet about the ban on Russian oil imports.
Based on the above news, it can be seen that the third round of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine has become the focus of market attention. If the negotiations can make further progress, the price of gold may be blocked at a high level. If the negotiation fails, the market risk aversion will heat up, which may cause the price of gold to continue to rise to new highs.
Spot Gold Daily Chart
At 9:00 on March 7, Beijing time, spot gold was reported at $1,987.29 per ounce.