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The talks amounted to “a critical step forward,” U.N. Secretary General António Guterres said Wednesday. “More technical work will now be needed to materialize today’s progress. But the momentum is clear.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also expressed optimism in his nightly address: “The Ukrainian delegation informed me that there is some progress. We will agree on the details with the UN Secretary General in the coming days.”
On the battlefield, Ukrainian officials said they deployed advanced U.S. rocket launchers to strike a Russian ammunition depot in the occupied southern region of Kherson. Zelensky appeared to taunt Russia in an address earlier this week as Kyiv celebrated the strike, saying that Russian soldiers are “truly afraid” of the arsenal.