Russian forces breach temporary ceasefire: report

March 5, 2022, 4:33 PM UTC

Ukraine has offered to hold another round of talks with Russia on Monday, after President Vladimir Putin repeated his warning to Ukraine’s leaders who’ve urged a NATO no-fly zone over the country and further weapons to be sent to help it repel the Russian invasion.

Russian forces on Saturday were said to breach a temporary ceasefire brokered to allow the safe passage of civilians from two southeastern Ukrainian cities. About 215,000 women, children and elderly had been expected to flee from Mariupol and nearby Volnovakha, with the Red Cross to guarantee the ceasefire, before the effort was suspended. 

A jet headed to Washington from St. Petersburg to pick up a dozen diplomats expelled from the Russia’s U.N. mission in New York.  

Update, March 7, 2022: This article has been updated to reflect the Bloomberg version of the story.

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