Temporary cease-fire for evacuation of civilians begins in Ukraine

A temporary cease-fire between the forces of Moscow and Kyiv was declared on Tuesday to evacuate civilians from five major cities in Ukraine including the capital.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the partial truce took effect in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernigiv, Sumi and Mariupol as of 10 a.m. Moscow time (0700 GMT).

Russian and Ukrainian delegations held a third round of negotiations in the Belarusian city of Brest on Monday, concluding with “small positive” developments regarding humanitarian corridors, according to a Ukrainian official.