Russia Extends Drills in Belarus as Putin Agrees to More Talks With Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine—Russia will increase its military services drills with Belarus because of climbing violence in Ukraine’s Donbas region, the federal government in Minsk mentioned, as Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized a new round of talks with Kyiv in the midst of warnings of an imminent Russian invasion.

Mr. Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron explained following talking Sunday that they agreed to go on searching for a diplomatic resolution. Russia has amassed as quite a few as 190,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders, which includes some 30,000 for exercise routines in allied Belarus that had been slated to finish Sunday. Moscow calls for that Kyiv abandon its aspirations to be a part of NATO—the North Atlantic Treaty Organization—and give Russian proxies a major say in Ukraine’s foreseeable future.