Ukrainian and Russian delegations are heading to Istanbul today for a fresh round of face-to-face negotiations, as Putin’s war in Ukraine grinds on.

The talks, expected to run until Wednesday, are being held after Ukraine’s President Zelensky showed he was willing to compromise over the weekend. He told Russian journalists that sovereignty and territorial integrity remain priorities during this next round of talks, but that Ukraine is prepared to discuss adopting a neutral status in order to curb the fighting.