MOSCOW/KIEV – Russian forces have been instructed to resume their advance into Ukraine “in all directions” after Kiev refused to hold negotiations, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday, Feb. 26.
All units were ordered to mount an offensive in accordance with the operation plan, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said during a briefing on Saturday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Feb. 25, ordered a halt to military operations in light of expected negotiations with the Ukrainian leadership, local media reported citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Civilians from Ukraine who find themselves caught in the middle of the conflict with Russia continue to flee the country, seeking protection for themselves and their families.
An emotional video of such was shared on Sunday (Feb. 27), showing two Ukrainian mothers who met at the Ukrain-Hungary border.