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Moscow says it abides by the ceasefire. West reports that conflicts continue in Ukraine

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The Russian Defense Ministry said today that the Russian army observed the temporary ceasefire declared on the front line due to the Orthodox Christmas in Ukraine, and that the Ukrainian army bombed Russian positions. According to British intelligence, the Russian army continues to fight. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office announced today that on Friday, after the ceasefire began, Russian troops bombed Bakhmut, killing two and wounding 13. The unilateral ceasefire declared by Russia will expire today at midnight (22:00 CET).

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, “Despite the Ukrainian armed forces holding the Russian positions with artillery fire, the Russian troops will continue to observe the ceasefire regime announced until 24:00 today.” According to him, the Russian army only neutralized the missiles fired by the Ukrainian forces. Konashenkov also accused the Ukrainians of bombing the areas with civilians.

Russian-occupied Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said in a statement in the morning that a drone that Ukrainians attacked the city where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based was shot down by anti-aircraft defense.

The British intelligence, in its daily report published today, stated that the conflicts in Ukraine continue today. According to him, one of the places where there is the most conflict these days is the Kreminna city district in the Luhansk region.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine announced today that the Russian army bombed Bakhmut on Friday, just after the start of the ceasefire. It is currently the epicenter of the conflicts in eastern Ukraine. According to the prosecutor’s office, two elderly people, a woman and a man, lost their lives in the bombardment that also hit the residences.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in reference to the Orthodox Christmas and at the call of the Patriarch of Moscow, on the front line in Ukraine on Thursday from 12:00 on Friday (10:00 CET) to midnight today (22:00 CET) declared a temporary ceasefire. ). Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi described the move as a cynical ploy aimed at resting and rearming Russian troops. Zelenskyy said that the Ukrainian army will continue to retake areas occupied by Russian troops.

Source: Seznam Zpravy

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