There were reports of progress made during the ceasefire negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, but a Kremlin top spokesman argued that the claim was wrong, but said there was still debate on Thursday. rice field.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Financial Times that the Kyiv government is “in a hurry” and is stalling. Report on progress “as a whole”.[are] It’s wrong, “Peskov said. He also criticized President Joe Biden for being “unforgivable” for recently calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal.”
“No, work will continue [on the talks]”He also said, according to Russia’s state-supporting media. He added that Moscow would inform the public of the breakthrough in the negotiations.
Peskov also on Thursday Said Reuters argued that many people in Russia behaved like “traitors,” and the West wanted to use these individuals as the “fifth column” to destroy the country from within the country.
“During these difficult times … many people show their true color. As in Russian, it shows that so many people are traitors,” Peskov told the news agency. ..
Peskov added: Some leave the post, some leave active work, others leave one country and move to another country. This is how this cleansing takes place. “
On Wednesday night, Putin released a video warning the “so-called fifth row” or “traitor” who are making money in Russia. Their thoughts, their slavery thoughts.
“Everyone, especially the Russians, can always distinguish true patriots from scums and traitors and spit them out like worms that happened to jump into their mouths,” Putin said.
Ukrainian officials in the city of Mariupol have said rescue operations are currently underway to pull people out of the theaters attacked by the airstrikes, but it is not clear where they came from. Russian officials have denied attacking the theater on Wednesday.
“The building withstood the impact of a powerful airstrike and saved the lives of those hiding in the bomb shelter,” Ukrainian ombudswoman Ludmila Denisovan said in a telegram Thursday.
“Work is underway to unlock the basement,” she writes. She said there was no information on casualties so far.
Hundreds of men, women and children were evacuated to the theater basement.
Ukrainian lawmaker Lesia Vasylenko told The Associated Press that 1,000 to 1,500 people had been evacuated to the theater when the airstrikes hit, calling the attack a deliberate “destroy of shelter.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.