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After huddling on Wednesday amid rising tensions in the region, representatives from Russia and Ukraine will meet again in two weeks for another round of negotiations.

For the next two weeks in Berlin, Kremlin envoy Dmitry Kozak will meet with reporters, according to Bloomberg.

After an eight-hour meeting of presidential advisors from Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France, the announcement was made. According to Bloomberg, Kozak admitted that the discussions were “not easy”.

There was a “small step forward” on Wednesday in Ukraine, according to Ukraine’s presidential chief of staff, Andriy Yermak.

A “desire to work on the agreement” in the Donbas region was expressed by those who participated in the discussions, according to him.

The 2015 Minsk peace agreement, which ended hostilities in the Donbas region, was reportedly reaffirmed by representatives from the four countries. Talkers agreed that full adherence to the cease-fire agreement was essential.

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The announcement of a new round of negotiations comes as the United States and its allies grow increasingly concerned that Russia is preparing an incursion against Kyiv. There are more than 100,000 Russian troops near the Ukrainian border, despite Moscow’s claims that it does not intend to use them in an attack.

American and European allies are bracing for a “rapid” and “severe” response in the event that even a single additional Russian force enters Ukrainian territory, according to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

For Russia, one justification for its massive troop presence is that NATO does not allow Ukraine to become a member.

On Wednesday, Blinken announced that the U.S. had responded to Russia’s security demands in writing. However, he did not go into great detail about the letter.

US forces have been placed on “heightened alert,” and NATO has deployed troops on standby. In addition, the United States has ordered the departure of government employees’ families from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and is allowing non-essential staff to leave the country.

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