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Russian rocket strikes kill ‘dozens’ in Kharkiv as Kyiv-Moscow talks begin

Negotiations come as western nations agree to send advanced arms to Ukraine and rouble enters free fall

Russian rocket attacks killed “dozens” of people in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv as officials from both countries met for ceasefire talks, with Moscow facing unprecedented western sanctions that it said had created “a new economic reality”.

The Élysée Palace said after a call between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin that the Russian president had said he was “willing to commit” to ending attacks on civilians and civil infrastructure while the talks were taking place.

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