The Russian defense ministry has decided to “radically, at times, reduce military activity” in Ukraine, specifically in the direction of Kyiv and Chernihiv, deputy defense minister Alexander Fomin said after talks took place between representatives of the two nations on Tuesday that appeared to show signs of progress towards a potential end to the conflict. The announcement comes after Ukrainian and Western intelligence assessments suggested in recent days that Russia’s advance on Kyiv was stalling.
The ministry’s Telegram channel also said that Moscow would “drastically reduce military activity” in the cities. But despite the announcement, intense fighting still continued around the suburbs of Kyiv on Tuesday afternoon, especially in the northwest and northeast of the city.
Just finished an hour-long conversation with @POTUS. Shared assessment of the situation on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. Talked about specific defensive support, a new package of enhanced sanctions, macro-financial and humanitarian aid.
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