Ukraine War: Putin-Zelenskyy Meet Possible After Today’s Peace Talks

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After a slightly successful peace talks held between Ukraine and Russia in Istanbul on Tuesday, 29 March, Ukrainian negotiator David Arakhamia said that the results of the meeting are sufficient for a meeting at the leaders' level, raising the possibility of a meeting between Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russia President Vladimir Putin.

After Tuesday's peace talks, Russia’s deputy defence minister announced that Moscow has decided to “fundamentally...cut back” operations near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and Chernihiv to “increase mutual trust” at talks aimed at ending the war.

This appears to be the first major concession the Russians have made since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine.

Meanwhile, at least seven people were killed and 22 wounded after a Russian rocket struck the regional administration building in the port city of Mykolaiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Tuesday, as per AFP.

Earlier, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu addressed a public meeting and said that Ukraine’s military capacity had been 'seriously degraded'.

  • Russia is no longer requesting Ukraine be “de-Nazified” and is prepared to let it join the EU if Kyiv remains militarily non-aligned

  • Britain's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that Russia was deploying mercenaries to fight in Ukraine

  • President Zeleneskyy said that he was carefully considering Russia's demand of Ukraine's neutrality

  • Around 5,000 people have died since Russia's siege of Mariupol began, the city's mayor said

  • Ukraine hopes to open three humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians on Tuesday, the country's deputy PM Iryna Vereshchuk said.

  • UN Chief Antonio Guterres appealed for a humanitarian ceasefire amid the conflict

9:00 PM , 29 Mar

Ukraine Invited to NATO Summit in Brussels

Ukraine has been invited to the NATO summit scheduled for 6-7 April in Brussels, Kyiv Independent quoted NATO.

Other non-member states invited are Georgia, Finland, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.

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7:14 PM , 29 Mar

Oil Prices Sink More Than 5 Percent

Oil prices sink more than five percent as supply fears ease on Ukraine talks, AFP reported.

7:14 PM , 29 Mar

Joe Biden To Discuss Ukraine War With European Leaders

United States President Joe Biden will discuss the Ukraine war on a phone call with European leaders, AFP reported quoting the White House.

6:58 PM , 29 Mar

‘Russian Forces Waited Until People Arrived for Work Before Striking It'

While speaking to the Danish parliament through a translator, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that seven people were killed in a missile strike on the regional government headquarters in the southern city of Mykolayiv on Tuesday.

He added that Tuesday’s strike also left 22 people injured.

Meanwhile, the Telegram channel of regional governor Vitaliy Kim showed a gaping hole in the center of the nine-story building.

Catch all the live updates of Russia's invasion of Ukraine here.

The regional government headquarters of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, following a Russian attack, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

(Photo: AP/PTI)

Kim accused Russian forces of waiting until people had arrived for work in the building before striking it and said he had a lucky escape because he had overslept, AP reported.


Published: 29 Mar 2022, 10:39 AM IST
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