Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejects Russian claim it is ready for talks in Belarus

Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejects Russian claim it is ready for talks in Belarus

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has responded to claims made by the Russian delegation that it is “ready for talks” with Ukraine.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov earlier told reporters the Russian delegation had arrived in Belarus for talks and are “now waiting for the Ukrainians”.

In a national address on Sunday morning, Zelenskiy said he remains open to talks in other locations that are not showing aggression towards Ukraine.

The Ukrainian president added that talks in Minsk could have been possible if Russia had not attacked Ukraine from Belarusian territory.

Earlier, we reported that the Ukrainian army said it shot down a “winged rocket” fired at Kyiv from a Belarusian Tu-22 aircraft this morning.

“The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine a few minutes ago shot down a winged rocket launched in the capital of Ukraine from the territory of the Republic of Belarus by a TU-22 plane,” Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said in a statement about 9am local time.

“This is another war crime of the Russian Federation and Russia,” he added.

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Original Source :theguardian.com