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Humanitarian Corridors Are Due To Open Out Of Cities In Ukraine

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Attempts are being made to evacuate people from cities in Ukraine.

Attempts to evacuate people from cities in Ukraine are expected to continue later today.

Nine humanitarian corridors are due to open.

Loud explosions have been heard in the capital city Kyiv this morning.

At least three residential blocks have been hit during a fresh round of attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv overnight.

There are also reports of further attacks on the city's main metro stations, but there is no word on casualties.

It comes as the US says that Russia's military advances have essentially stalled as they've failed to gain air superiority or control of any major cities.

Ukraine's president says yesterday's talks with Russia were "pretty good" - ahead of another round of discussions later.

In a video address, Volodymyr Zelenskyy's also called on Russian troops directly to end the fighting and spare themselves.

Senior security lecturer at the University of Bath - Patrick Bury - believes the talks process is looking more hopeful, but will involve compromise from Ukraine:

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