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“Russian missiles hit Bakhmut and other Ukrainian positions again,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a Saturday evening video posted on social media. The Russian side reported that President Vladimir Putin had ordered Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to stop fighting on the front line in Ukraine for the time of Orthodox Christmas.

– The words of the Russian leaders regarding the Christmas ceasefire turned out to be a lie (…) The world could once again see how false all words coming from Moscow are, regardless of the level at which they are uttered. They said something about an alleged ceasefire… But the reality is that Russian missiles were hitting Bakhmut and other Ukrainian positions again, the Ukrainian leader said on Saturday.

The Russians announced a Christmas ceasefire

Volodymyr Zelensky thus referred to the one announced by Vladimir Putin ceasefire for Christmas, which is celebrated on Saturday by Christians of the Eastern rites. On this occasion, the Russian dictator was to instruct the Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu stopping fighting on the front line Ukraine from 12 noon on Friday until 24 on Saturday. In fact, the Russian military did not stop its attacks. The Ukrainian president stated in his evening speech that “only the expulsion of the Russian occupiers from Ukrainian soil and the elimination of all possibilities of exerting Russia pressure on Ukraine and all of Europe will mean the restoration of peace, security and tranquility.

Main photo source: facebook.com/zelenskiy.official

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