Russia blames Ukrainian troops for damage at school in Donetsk

Russia and Ukraine at war

Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti has posted on Telegram blaming Ukrainian troops for damage found at a school in Donetsk.

The report said: “Ukrainian troops shelled a school in the Kalininsky district of Donetsk.

“One of the shells did not explode and broke through the ceilings of four floors.”

The post was accompanied by a video of a soldier walking through a badly-damaged building.

Report that Turkey is trying to arrange talks between Western allies and Russia

The Kyiv Independent is citing news outlet Milliyet as saying that Turkey is seeking to broker talks regarding the war.

Milliyet, a Turkish pro-government newspaper, says Istanbul has requested that the US, France, Germany and the UK be involved in the talks, which would also include Russia.

It is unclear whether the talks would also involve Ukraine…

We’ve not seen any official comments regarding the reported talks.

A tweet was sent by Zelenskyy adviser Mikailo Podolyak a few minutes ago, but it is not clear if he was referencing Turkey’s bid for talks, or the various other suggestions from outside Ukraine for how peace might be achieved.