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Russia Ukraine War: Russia has announced its withdrawal from Kherson, a regional capital in southern Ukraine, which it had occupied at the beginning of the war. US Army General Mark Milley said on Wednesday that the move could provide an opportunity for peace talks for both countries. 40,000 Ukrainian civilians and over 100,000 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded in the war.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was open to peace talks with Russia to end the war, but only on condition that Russia return all of Ukraine’s occupied lands, providing compensation for war losses. and face prosecution for war crimes.
‘Russia ready for talks’
Russia, on the other hand, has said it is open to talks and announced this week that it has begun to withdraw from Kherson. Zelensky has warned that Russians are pretending to retreat from Kherson to lure Ukrainian forces into the strategic industrial port city, the gateway to the Crimean peninsula.
Why did you decide to withdraw from Kherson?
Milley, the highest-ranking US military official, said Russia had accumulated between 20,000 and 30,000 troops in Kherson and a full withdrawal could take weeks. “There are early indicators that they are indeed doing this. They have made a public announcement that they are doing it. I believe they are trying to re-establish the defensive lines south of the (Dnieper) river,” he said. are doing so to preserve their force, but that remains to be seen.”
General Mark Milley said it was possible that the Russians would use the retreat to reset their troops for the spring offensive, but that “there is certainly a window open for dialogue.” Milley cited the end of World War I as saying that in order to have a chance for talks, both Russia and Ukraine would have to reach a “mutual recognition” that a military victory “probably cannot be achieved through military means”. and so you need to turn to other avenues.”
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