As hundreds of tanks and armoured vehicles moved across war-torn Ukraine, heavily armed Russian servicemen were videotaped waving a Soviet Union flag.

The video, released by Russia‘s Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, shows military vehicles travelling in single file along desolate roads.

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“Within the framework of a special military operation, Russian Armed Forces forces continue to seize control of Ukrainian territories controlled by nationalists,” the ministry said with the video.

It wasn’t immediately apparent when or where the video was shot in Ukraine. The Russian military ministry simply stated that its personnel were on their way to a “specified region.”

The video was released as the Kremlin revealed on Wednesday that conscript soldiers had been dispatched into Ukraine — and that some of them had been detained by Ukrainian forces.

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President Vladimir Putin had promised a day earlier that no conscripts would be used and that the Russian military would only use professional soldiers.

Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for the Defense Ministry, stated that “sadly, some instances of the presence of conscript-service military troops have been uncovered.”

Ukraine and Russia failed at a high-level meeting between their Foreign Ministers, Dmytro Kuleba and Sergei Lavrov, who were unable to achieve an agreement on a ceasefire or the creation of a humanitarian corridor for Mariupol, the beleaguered Azov Sea port city, according to Newsweek.

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At a news conference on Thursday, Kuleba stated that no progress had been made in Turkey. However, Ukraine‘s top diplomat stated that he was eager to resume talks with Lavrov in the same format and expressed hope that progress would be made in helping to halt Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Notably, the talks took place after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky stated in an ABC News interview that the country was no longer insistent on joining NATO, the military organisation whose eastward expansion, according to President Vladimir Putin, has been a source of concern for Moscow and Russia’s security. One of Russia’s early requests was that Ukraine does not join NATO and that NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe is decreasing.