Vladimir Putin ordered his defense chiefs to put the country’s nuclear “deterrence forces” on high alert after the Ukrainian President agreed to hold talks on the Belarus border.

The world’s worst nuclear disaster area Chernobyl is where the talks between Russian President Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are set to take place.

Ukraine had proposed Budapest, Istanbul, Baku, Bratislava, and Warsaw as alternative locations for any talks after turning down Moscow’s offer in Belarus .

The Health Minister of Ukraine stated; about three children and 198 civilians had been killed and 1,115 wounded.