The third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine to end hostilities has yielded positive results, Kiev said. However, Russia’s chief negotiator said expectations of the talks “were not fulfilled”.
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Ukraine’s presidential adviser said little progress had been made in the third round of negotiations on the opening of evacuation corridors. Russia’s chief negotiator, Vladimir Medinsky, says Moscow’s expectations of the talks “have not materialized”.
The next round of talks is expected to take place in Turkey on Thursday.
Russia warned that oil prices could rise to $300 a barrel and that it could close the main gas pipeline to Germany if the West cuts oil imports due to the invasion of Ukraine.
The United States and its allies urged Russia at a UN meeting to allow safe passage for civilians trapped in areas of active hostility.
China promised humanitarian aid to Ukraine on Monday, but said its friendship with Russia was “rock solid”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of obstructing the evacuation of civilians through humanitarian corridors using tanks, rocket launchers and mines.
As many as 5 million Ukrainians could flee the country if the Russian invasion continues, the top European Union diplomat said. The United Nations Refugee Department said more than 1.7 million Ukrainians have left so far.
Russian forces have made no “remarkable progress” in recent days, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
Tens of thousands are still trapped without water or power in the southern port of Mariupol after two failed evacuation attempts.
Ukrainian military and fleeing residents describe fierce fighting on the northwestern outskirts of Kiev, including street and hand-to-hand combat, which could soon spread to the besieged capital.