Tyler Durden – Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 – 04:40 AM
Update (12:35 ET): There are breaking reports that in the mid-evening hours Kiev time, Russia’s military has received orders to “advance in all sectors,” according to a fresh statement by Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
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Western correspondents on the ground have also observed the additional mustering of tank and armored units now continuing to pour across the border into Ukraine. So far a major aerial and ground assault on Kiev appears to have been paused as there was some level of back-and-forth and confusion over possible ceasefire or “surrender” negotiations.
Of the contradictory signals coming out of the earlier possible ‘opening’ of negotiations which never happened, it was stated…
“[On Friday], after the Kyiv regime declared its readiness for negotiations, active hostilities in the main directions of the operation were suspended,” Ministry of Defence spokesperson Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Saturday. “After the Ukrainian side abandoned the negotiation process, today all units were ordered to continue their offensive in all directions in accordance with the operation plan.”
“A Ukrainian presidential adviser denied in the early hours Saturday that Ukraine had refused to negotiate,” CNN noted. Meanwhile more Western allies of Ukraine have stepped up with further pledges to arm Kiev.