Putin allegedly instructed to impose a ceasefire in Ukraine on Christmas Day

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is allegedly planning a Christmas truce.



This was reported by Meduza.

It is about a cease-fire along the contact line in Ukraine for Orthodox Christmas, from 12:00 on 6 January to 24:00 on 7 January.

It is reported that the cease-fire is announced at the suggestion of Patriarch Kyrill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Based on the fact that a large number of Orthodox citizens live in the areas of hostilities, we call on the Ukrainian side to declare a ceasefire and allow them to attend services on Christmas Eve as well as on Christmas Day," the Kremlin said in a statement on its website.

Ukraine has reacted to Putin's words about a "ceasefire" for Christmas:

Russia must leave the occupied territories - only then will it have a 'temporary truce'. Keep the hypocrisy to yourself.. - wrote OP head adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak.

US President. Biden commented on Putin's Christmas truce initiative as follows:

I don't want to respond to what Putin says. Interestingly, he was ready to bomb hospitals, kindergartens and churches... December 25th and on New Year's Day... I think he is trying to take a break.

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