Russia, Ukraine: Two European powers urged Putin to “seriously and directly negotiate” with Zelensky.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin held an 80-minute phone call with the leaders of France and Germany.

The German Chancellor’s Office said the French and German leaders urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold “serious and direct talks” with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Russian ambassador to the UK said. It is not believed that Russia will use tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine.

Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Schalz spoke with Mr Putin by phone for 80 minutes

The German Chancellor’s Office said the two leaders “consisted for an immediate ceasefire. and to withdraw Russian troops.”

The Russian Government House said the Russian leader was open to resume talks with the Ukrainian government.

But it did not mention the possibility of direct talks between Putin and Zelensky.

The Ukrainian president has previously said he is not “enthusiastic” for talks. but further stated that Negotiations are likely to be necessary to settle the conflict.

Several long-distance and face-to-face talks have been held between Russia and Ukraine. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, this effort has stalled.

France and Germany also called on Mr Putin Also freed 2,500 Ukrainian fighters who were taken prisoner of war at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

The factory became the last stronghold against Russian forces in this southern port city. in which the Russian soldiers have continually bombarded And now the city had become in ruins.

earlier this month Moscow officials said the last fighters to protect the factory had surrendered. President Zelensky said they were allowed to leave the factory.

Russia has stated that More than 900 fighters have been transported to a reopened prison in the village of Olenifka in the Russian-occupied Donetsk region.

The number of people who were seriously injured was taken to a hospital in the city of Novoazovsk. which is in the Donetsk region as well

ukraine hope These warriors will be released from the exchange of prisoners between them. But Russia has not confirmed this. Some members of Russia’s parliament have said the prisoners should be tried. or even death

A bird's-eye view of the destruction of the Azovstal steel plant.

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Ukraine wants to exchange fighters protecting Azovstal steel plant which was held by Russia as a prisoner of war But Russia has not confirmed this.

During the discussion over the phone The French and German leaders also asked Mr Putin to Also unblocked the Ukrainian port city of Odessa. in order to be able to export grains

The Russian government said Mr Putin had suggested that Russia would consider options to help reduce the risk of a global food crisis. but urged the West to lift sanctions.

Russia has also warned France and Germany against supplying additional arms to Ukraine, saying it would allow the instability to continue.

The Russian ambassador did not believe will use tactical nuclear weapons

Mr. Andrei Kelin, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom told the BBC that he doesn’t believe His country will use tactical nuclear weapons in the Ukrainian war.

The Russian ambassador said according to the rules of the Russian army Such weapons would not be used in such conflicts.

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Andrei Kelin, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom told the BBC that he doesn’t believe His country will use tactical nuclear weapons in the Ukrainian war.

He also called the allegations of war crimes in the town of Worship a “fake”. He also referred to UK Foreign Minister Liz Truss as: “Extremely stride” and inexperienced

Mr Kelin said Russia had very strict rules on the use of nuclear weapons. It is mainly used when there is a threat to the persistence of Russia.

“It has nothing to do with the operation at the moment,” he told BBC OneX’s Sunday Morning program.

When Mr Putin Ordered nuclear weapons readiness in late February, shortly after the invasion of Ukraine. It is widely known that that’s a warning

Putin has accused the West and NATO of the aggression, but Britain’s Defense Minister Ben Wallace said it was an attempt to distract people. continue “What is happening in Ukraine”, saying the invasion of Russia did not progress as planned. After only a few days of invasion and try to “Reminds the world” that Russia has a nuclear deterrent

separatist groups supporting Russia  has fired missiles at Ukrainian government forces  near afdi ifka city  On Saturday (28 May)

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separatist groups supporting Russia has fired missiles at Ukrainian government forces near afdi ifka city On Saturday (28 May)

tactical nuclear weapons It is a weapon that can be used for close range attacks. as opposed to nuclear weapons “Strategic”, which may be fired from a much greater distance. and possibly triggering a full-scale nuclear war.

Tactical nuclear weapons also include several types of weapons. including a small bomb and missiles used on the battlefield, Russia is estimated to have around 2,000 tactical nuclear warheads.

In a progress report on Sunday, Ukrainian military officials said fierce fighting continued across the city of Severodonetsk. The easternmost city and still under Ukrainian control.

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