Russia to Cut Down on Military Activity Near Ukraine’s Capital: Officials

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Russia is cutting down on its military activity near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, an official said after the latest round of negotiations between the warring countries.

“The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, for purposes of trust-building and creating conditions for holding talks further, and achieving the final goal of agreeing and signing a peace treaty, made a decision to radically decrease the military activities in the directions of Kyiv and Chernihiv,” Alexander Fomin, Russia’s deputy minister of defense, told reporters in Turkey after the two sides met.

Chernigov, in northern Ukraine, sits about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Kyiv.

Russian officials will provide more details about the reduction after the delegation returns to Moscow, Fomin said.

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