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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.

Russian Delegation Holds Press Briefing Ahead of Third Round of Ukraine Talks

© Sputnik / Alexandr Kryazhev / Go to the mediabankNegotiations between Russia and Ukraine in the Gomel region
Negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in the Gomel region - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.03.2022
Belarus has already hosted the two previous rounds of the Moscow-Kiev talks — on 28 February and 2 March respectively. During the second round of negotiations, the sides reached an agreement on the establishment of humanitarian corridors to allow safe passage for civilians and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
The Russian delegation holds a press briefing ahead of the third round of Russia-Ukraine peace negotiations in Belarus on 7 March.
The Russian delegation has already arrived in the city of Brest, with the tals expected to kick off at 14:00 GMT.
The first two rounds of negotiations were held in Belarus on 28 February and 3 March. During the second round, the parties reached an understanding on the joint provision of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of citizens, the delivery of food and medicine.
In the early hours of 24 February, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine after the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) appealed for help in defending themselves against the Kiev forces. Moscow said that the aim of its special operation is to demilitarize and "de-Nazify" Ukraine, and that only military infrastructure is being targeted.
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