Good News For Indians: Russia Announces 11-Hour Ceasefire In Sumy, 3 Other Cities
Moscow: There’s reassuring news for Indians waiting to be evacuated from war-hit Ukraine, especially those in north-eastern city Sumy.
Russian military have declared a ceasefire four major cities – Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv and Mariupol.
Humanitarian corridors to allow safe passage for civilians wanting to get out of under-attack Ukraine will open at 10 am Moscow time (12.30 pm IST) and continue for 11 hours, according to Reuters.
On Sunday, a similar ceasefire had been announced in Mariupol. But Ukraine claimed that after a brief pause, Russians resumed firing and airstrikes.
Russia and Ukraine are scheduled to hold another round of talks later on Monday. The two previous attempts – since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 — to reach an understanding were futile.