Ceasefire not a good option now, says Russian diplomat

STORY: "We opened humanitarian corridors, which are not being used by Ukraine. And Ukraine is also compromising our efforts to open these corridors, so we don't think a ceasefire is a good option right now," said Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia's first deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.

Polyanskiya also rejected Ukraine's accusations that Russia struck residential areas in the Black Sea port city of Odesa on Saturday, and repeated Moscow's ongoing stance that the Ukrainian military was to blame for civilian casualties.

Reuters was unable to immediately verify the claims.

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