Reports say the Pentagon has established a hotline of communication with the russian ministry of Defense to avoid “calculation errors, military incidents and escalation” in the region as Russia advances in son invasion of Ukraine, a United States official told Reuters on Thursday.
“The Department of the Defense recently established a deconfliction line with the russian ministry of Defense on 1st of March for the endings of prevent calculation errors, military incidents and escalation”, the senior we defense official said, speaking on state of anonymity.
the move has been first reported by NBC.
Meanwhile, Ukraine and Russia reached an agreement on Thursday evening on joint delivery of humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians second round of negotiations between the parties are continuing. The agreement also includes temporary fire shutdown during evacuations.
Moscow and Kyiv started a second round of talks in western Belarus earlier on the same day, just hours after Putin reiterated the demands of son country in a telephone conversation with son French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has urged Russia to declare a ceasefirefire in the hard-hit eastern regions of Kharkiv and Sumy to allow civilians to achieve safety. Meanwhile, the UN also warned more more than 10 millions people could leave their homes at cause from Russia invasion of Ukraine.
the first negotiations on Monday at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border did not bring anything tangible results. Russian attacks continued to hit Ukraine and several explosions were recorded in Kyiv early Thursday, the eighth day of the invasiontriggering air raid sirens.
In a phone call with Macron and Putin reiterated Russia’s position call for demilitarization of Ukraine, as well as its inability for join NATO military Alliance.
At the same time, the Kremlin threatened: “Try to gain time by dragging out negotiations will only lead to additional requests on Kyiv in our negotiating position.
the news comes several days after Putin ordered the place the country’s deterrent weapons on special alert.
However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejected the countries’ alarm over a possible nuclear escalation as “alarmist”.
“Everyone knows that a third world war can only be a nuclear war one”, Lavrov said. “I assure you that we are not going allow provocations that make us lose your balance,” he warned.