May 18, 2022


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Ukraine-Russia talks: Kiev calls for ‘immediate’ ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops (live)

Ukraine on Sunday accepted the idea of ​​talks with Russia, despite pointing out that it “does not really believe” it can put an end to the Russian invasion that began Thursday morning.

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IA Ukrainian delegation arrived at the site of talks with Russia on Monday morning demanding an “immediate” ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops, the Ukrainian presidential office said. The group is headed by Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksi Resnikov. Presidential Adviser Mikhaïlo Podoliak is particularly accompanying him.

On the fifth day of its attack, Moscow said during talks on Monday that it wanted to find a “deal” with Kiev, and that its attack appeared to meet with more opposition than expected.

The fight continues

Ukraine’s state information service reports that several explosions were heard in Kiev early Monday. The capital of Ukraine has experienced some calm over the past few hours. Could not verify information about explosions.

Ukrainian authorities have pointed out that in recent days in the capital have fought with several advanced factions and Russian saboteurs and chased them away.

Moscow has not officially announced an attack on the Ukrainian capital, but Ukrainian forces have been protesting for days against attacks by Russian forces from neighboring Belarus in the north and northeast. Fighting is taking place south of the capital, but Russian troops appear to be in trouble.

Russia “slows down attack”

“The Russian occupiers have slowed the pace of attack, but are still trying to win in some areas,” Ukrainian civil servants said in a statement.

“The Ukrainian delegation has arrived in the Ukrainian-Belarusian border region to participate in the talks,” the president’s office said in a statement. “The main issue is an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops from Ukrainian territory,” he said.

The Russian military says civilians can leave Kiev freely

The Russian military on Monday promised that civilians could leave the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, “freely”, accusing Ukrainian authorities of using it as a “human shield” on the fifth day of the invasion.

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