Ukraine on Saturday denied claims he refused to negotiate with Russia wants to end the conflict, Ukrainian UNIAN news reports the agency.
“It is not true, we are open to realistic proposals to defuse the conflict,” said a official to the Ukrainian presidency was quoted as saying.
Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “Ukraine side refused to negotiate” and the Russian forces resumed their advance in compliance with the operational project.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military transaction” in Ukraine on Thursday, a few days after recognizing two enclaves held by the separatists in Eastern Ukraine.
In a televised address, Putin said that people of The Donbass asked Russia for helpclaiming that he wanted to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine.
fight on the third day of the attack is said to have reached the streets of The Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Anatoliyovych Monastyrsky said over 25,000 weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition was distributed to military volunteers in Kyiv.
Previously, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksky signed a decree on general mobilization of the population. Conscripts and reservists will be called up over the next 90 days for “ensure the defense of the state, maintaining combat and preparation for mobilization.
Russian units in Ukraine has been ordered to resume its offensive from all directions after a pause Friday.