The Washington PostThe Washington Post

Ukraine claws back territory in country's north ahead of talks in Istanbul

By Cate Cadell, Dan Lamothe and Mariana Alfaro

29 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

Ukrainian forces have reclaimed control of a few small fronts in the country's north, officials said Monday, as Russia appears to be directing its fiercest attacks on besieged areas in the country's east and south, including Mariupol.

As the war grinds into its second month, Ukrainian and Russian delegations are set to meet in Turkey on Tuesday for in-person negotiations. Kremlin officials have delivered icy remarks ahead of the talks, however, dampening prospects of a meaningful outcome. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said his government should "stop indulging the Ukrainians" in negotiations.

Sign in to informed

  • Curated articles from premium publishers, ad-free
  • Concise Daily Briefs with quick-read summaries
  • Read, listen, save for later, or enjoy offline
  • Enjoy personalized content