Ukraine & Russia to meet for peace talks today

Ukraine & Russia to meet for peace talks today

Russia and Ukraine are going to meet for talks, following Moscow's invasion.

The Ukrainian president's office says the discussions will take place on the country's border with Belarus, near the Pripyat River.

Vladimir Putin's ordered Russian nuclear deterrent forces on alert amid tensions with the West over his invasion of Ukraine.

The leader claims Nato powers have made, what he's calling 'aggressive statements', with Western countries imposing, what he says, are 'hard-hitting financial sanctions'.


Meanwhile, fighting's continuing in Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, after Russian troops entered following a missile strike on a gas pipeline.

The regional governor though maintains they still have full control of the area.

Back home, €750,000 was donated to the Irish Red Cross by the Irish public within 24 hours of their Ukraine appeal.

Donations made on its website or through Revolut will support the work of the international organisation in Ukraine and its surrounding countries.


The Red Cross is responding to severe water shortages in Ukraine's Donbas region as infrastructure serving more than 1 million people is out of order.

It also works to support health facilities, reconnect families and provide life-saving food and shelter.

Protests are taking place around the world over the situation in Ukraine, including one in Waterford earlier today.

More than 100-thousand people have gathered in Berlin.


Meanwhile, the UN says an estimated 368,000 have left Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Thursday.