Ukrainian troops have retaken control of the entire territory of Kyiv region, Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said on Saturday.
"The whole Kyiv region is liberated from the invader," she said in a post on Facebook.
Meanwhile, RIA news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday that Russia's talks with Ukraine have not been easy, but the main thing is that they are continuing.
He also said Russia would like to continue talks with Ukraine in neighboring Belarus but Kyiv opposed the idea.
Russia and Ukraine held several rounds of talks in Belarus last month before their delegation met in Istanbul last week.