Zelensky described Putin’s ceasefire as a failure and denounced that his troops attacked several Ukrainian positions

Zelensky denounced that Putin’s troops violated the ceasefire and attacked several Ukrainian positions. (REUTERS) (EVELYN HOCKSTEIN /)

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenskydeclared the ceasefire of Vladimir Putin and accused Moscow for its “false words” due to the truce violationto that it had been decreed by Russia during the orthodox christmas holidays.

The world has been able to verify once again today how false Moscow’s words are at all levels. There they said something about a supposed ceasefire… But the reality is that the Russian shells again hit Bakhmut and other Ukrainian positions”, affirmed the Ukrainian leader in a speech delivered at midnight, the time that marked the end of the truce.

“Once again it has been confirmed: only the expulsion of Russian occupiers from Ukrainian territory and the removal of all opportunities for Russia to exert pressure on Ukraine and all of Europe will mean the restoration of the ceasefire, security and peace,” Zelensky added.

Putin unilaterally ordered a 36-hour ceasefire this Thursday on the occasion of the orthodox christmas holidays that took place on January 7th.

However, according to the Ukrainian authorities, there have been Russian bombings in the town of Bakhmutin the eastern region of Donetskwhich have caused the death of two civilians.

According to the Ukrainian authorities, there have been Russian bombardments in the town of Bakhmut, in the eastern region of Donetsk, which have caused the death of two civilians.  (Reuters)
According to the Ukrainian authorities, there have been Russian bombardments in the town of Bakhmut, in the eastern region of Donetsk, which have caused the death of two civilians. (REUTERS) (STRINGER /)

Russia denied the ceasefire violation this weekend and denounced alleged Ukrainian bombings in some of his frontline positions, a fact that would have forced his troops to respond.

“Russian forces have been complying with the ceasefire along the entire line of contact,” said the spokesman for the Russian Army, General Igor Konashenkovin a press conference this Saturday.

Last Friday, the Ukrainian authorities denounced that Russian forces attacked the Sumi region with heavy artillery, in the northeast of the country, despite the temporary ceasefire announced by Putin.

The governor of the region, Dimitro Jivitskyindicated in his Telegram account that the Russian Armed Forces They attacked the town of Shaliginsk on two occasions throughout the day.

The Sumi region was retaken by Ukrainian forces in early April. Since then, Russia has carried out various airstrikes against the area.

On the other hand, the Ukrainian authorities reported a loud explosion next to a train station In the town of Melitopol, which is under Russian control.

Ukraine bombed a Russian base in Melitopol
Ukrainian authorities reported a strong explosion next to a train station in the town of Melitopol, which is under Russian control.

The mayor of the city, Ivan Fedorov, pointed out that “the occupation forces, who are not at all holy, have been celebrating Christmas making a lot of noise.”

Earlier, the Russian forces attacked the city of Kramatorskin eastern Ukraine, said the deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration.

The occupiers attacked the city with rockets on two occasions”, indicated Kirilo Tymoshenko on social media, adding that a residential building had been hit but that there were no victims.

Putin announced a ceasefire after the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill, call to cease fighting for Orthodox Christmaswhich was held this Saturday.

“Taking into account the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, I instructed the defense minister to order a ceasefire regime throughout the line of contact between the sides in Ukraine,” the Kremlin announced in a statement.

Putin announced a ceasefire after the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill, called for an end to the fighting over Orthodox Christmas, which was celebrated this Saturday.  (Reuters)
Putin announced a ceasefire after the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill, called for an end to the fighting over Orthodox Christmas, which was celebrated this Saturday. (REUTERS) (EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA /)

Putin’s announcement had been received with skepticism by the Ukrainian authorities. The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenskyestimated that it was an “excuse to stop the advance” of the kyiv troops in Donbas and bring “equipment, ammunition and bring men closer to our positions.”

(With information from Europa Press, AFP and EFE)

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