President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the failure to comply with the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin on a temporary ceasefire during the Christmas holidays for the Orthodox: “They said something about an alleged ceasefire, but the fact is that Russian shells hit,” Zelensky said in a video message. Saturday evening. Again Bakhmut and other Ukrainian sites.
“It was emphasized once again: the expulsion of Russian occupiers from Ukrainian lands and the elimination of all possibilities for Russia to exert pressure on Ukraine and all of Europe will only mean the restoration of the ceasefire, security and peace,” the message says. the president added.
On Thursday, Putin ordered a unilateral 36-hour ceasefire during the Christmas holiday celebrated by many Orthodox Christians on January 7th. tactical trick.
Russia said Ukraine had bombed its forward positions, forcing troops to return fire despite a truce that officially expired at 2100 GMT on Saturday.
Ukrainian authorities said Russian bombing killed two civilians in the disputed town of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region in the country’s east.