MOSCOW: According to Russian official media channels, Moscow has issued another humanitarian truce to allow civilians in cities under attack to flee. At 10 a.m. local time, corridors will be set up for Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Mariupol. Moscow has announced a truce for the third time, most of which have failed, according to the BBC.
Ukrainian officials announced yesterday that they had successfully evacuated 5,000 people from Sumy, making it the first large evacuation in the country. A similar attempt for those in Chernihiv, however, failed since Russia continued to shell the departure route, according to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that Lavrov will attend an international diplomatic gathering in Antalya and that his "interaction" with Kuleba will take place there. Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, propsoed convening the meeting in a trilateral arrangement, with Cavusoglu, Kuleba, and Lavrov at the table. The meeting will take place on Thursday, while the diplomatic forum will take place on Friday, as reported earlier.