Day 401 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Blinken urged the Americans to leave Russia immediately
Day 401 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:
- Russia responded to Lukashenko: A ceasefire in Ukraine now will not achieve its goals
- Zelensky: The Russian occupiers killed over 1,400 people in Bucha
- Viktor Orban: The question of sending peacekeeping troops to Ukraine is becoming more and more legitimate in the EU
- USA: Russia offers food to North Korea in exchange for weapons
- Six Russian missiles hit Kharkiv last night
- Putin signed a decree to recruit 147,000 soldiers into the army
- Blinken called on the Americans to leave Russia immediately
- Ukraine announced a boycott of the qualifiers for Paris 2024 due to the participation of Russians
Russia responded to Lukashenko: A ceasefire in Ukraine now will not achieve its goals
Russia said on Friday that a ceasefire in Ukraine would not allow it to achieve the goals of its "special military operation" at the moment, Reuters reported.
The Kremlin reacted after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko - Russia's closest ally - called for an immediate ceasefire, without preconditions, and for both Moscow and Kyiv to start talks on a lasting peace deal.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russia had taken note of Lukashenko's comments and that President Vladimir Putin would discuss them with him next week. But he pointed out that Russia's goals in Ukraine cannot be achieved now by stopping the fighting.
"As far as Ukraine is concerned, nothing changes, the...
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