Ukraine agrees to peace talks as Putin moves nuclear deterrence forces
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Ukraine on Sunday agreed to hold peace talks with Russia in Belarus, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy affirmed that he was ready to start peace talks with Russia.
The office further stated that the president had agreed to send a delegation to a meeting on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border near the Pripyat River.
“We agreed that the Ukrainian delegation would meet with the Russian delegation without preconditions on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, near the Pripyat River,” said Zelenskyy in a statement.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered that Russia’s nuclear deterrence forces should be put on a high alert.
“I order the defence minister and the chief of the general staff of the Russian armed forces to put the deterrence forces of the Russian Army into a special mode of combat service,” Putin said in his televised address.