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Russia Says Cutting Some Military Ops in Ukraine ‘De-Escalation’

  • Russian officials say Putin-Zelenskiy meeting possible later
  • Ukraine had said no deal reached at Istanbul talks Tuesday
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Putin-Zelenskiy Talks May Happen With Foreign Ministers

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Russia said it was taking steps to “de-escalate” the conflict in Ukraine, pledging to cut back military operations near Kyiv and Chernihiv and holding out the prospect of a meeting between Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy to seal a possible peace deal.