Kremlin explains reason behind Russian withdrawal from northern Ukraine

A Kremlin spokesman on Wednesday said the withdrawal of Russian troops from positions in northern Ukraine is a ‘gesture of goodwill.

In an interview with the LCI TV channel, Dmitry Peskov said Russia demonstrated a gesture of goodwill by withdrawing its troops from positions in northern Ukraine in a bid to create positive conditions for Moscow-Kyiv talks.

“We decided to take this step as a gesture of goodwill to create favorable conditions for negotiations. We can make serious decisions during the negotiations, and therefore President [of Russia Vladimir] Putin ordered the withdrawal of troops from the region,” Peskov noted.

The Kremlin spokesman rejected Ukraine’s accusations against Russia for the murder of civilians in Bucha city, Kyiv region.

A few days ago, Russia pulled out its troops from northern Ukraine, including the Kyiv region.


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