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Peace talks reported between Russia, Ukraine
Multiple media organizations are reporting that Ukraine and Russia will hold peace talks on the border of Ukraine and Belarus.xc2xa0
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed to Sky News that the two sides would hold the talks on the border of Ukraine and Belarus, where some of the Russian troops invading his country had been held.xc2xa0
Zelenskyy had refused to agree to an earlier request for talks in Belarus, arguing it was not neutral territory.xc2xa0
Sunday was the fourth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has been slowed by fierce resistance from Ukrainian troops and private citizens.xc2xa0
Several cities including the capitol of Kyiv have been bombarded by Russia, and there has additionally been fighting in the streets.
Sky News, referring to a statement from Zelenskyy’s office, said the two delegations will meet “without preconditions” near the Pripyat River.
Earlier in the day, Zelenskyy had spoken with Belarus strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko, an ally of Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinCyber officials urge federal agencies to armor up for potential Russian attacks Rick Scott: Putin a ‘murderous thug,’ will ‘continue to try to swallow up more and more territory’ Biden says Putin is ‘producing the exact opposite effect that he intended’ MORE.
“Alexander Lukashenko has taken responsibility for ensuring that all planes, helicopters and missiles stationed on Belarusian territory remain on the ground during the Ukrainian delegation’s travel, talks and return,” the statement said, according to Sky News.xc2xa0
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