Russia says it will “drastically reduce” assault

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Following talks between Ukrainian and Russian officials, Moscow says it will “drastically reduce military activity” on two fronts — Kyiv and Chernihiv. And both sides are now discussing the possibility of a meeting between Putin and Zelensky. Meanwhile, Russian shelling has left villages with homes reduced to piles of rubble. In Mariupol officials say 90% of the city’s residential buildings have been damaged or destroyed. 160,000 people are still trapped there. And in the west another fuel depot is on fire. CNN correspondents Nic Robertson and Phil Black begin today’s coverage.

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