Officials from Ukraine and Russia are set for further talks Wednesday, negotiations that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “difficult” but said had room for compromise. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine’s leadership was not “serious” about resolving the conflict.
Russian forces continue to shell infrastructure, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said on Facebook. Russian troops were mostly focusing on fortifying existing positions, the post said, adding Ukraine had shot down two Su-34 fighters in the past 24 hours. The state emergency service said a shell hit a 12-story apartment building in Kyiv, causing a fire and injuries. There was no immediate update from Moscow.