Ukraine ready for talks with Russia, but not in Belarus

Ukraine ready for talks with Russia, but not in Belarus

Kyiv:  In the latest development from the war-hot Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky said he is ready for talks with Russia, but not in Belarus, according to news agency AFP.

Kremlin says ready for talks with Ukraine in Belarus, Ukrainian 

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine is willing to hold talks with Russia - but not in neighbouring Belarus as it's being used as a launchpad for invasion.

 "Warsaw, Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, Baku. We proposed all of them," he said in an online address". 

Ukrainian forces battled Russian troops on the streets of Kharkiv as Russian forces broke into the second-largest city of the country early Sunday, according to Ukrainian officials.

Meanwhile, Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson claimed that 223 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 28 aircraft (on the ground), 39 multiple rocket launchers, 86 field artillery mounts and mortars, 143 units of special military vehicles were destroyed in the ongoing war. 

Meanwhile, Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Ukrania pleaded that Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of 'genocide' to justify 'aggression'. "We request an urgent decision ordering Russia to cease military activity now and expect trials to start next week".