Russia President Vladimir Putin on Thursday allegedly known as on Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to order a ceasefire in Ukraine in remark of Orthodox Christmas.
“Given the attraction of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, I instruct the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation to introduce a ceasefire regime alongside the complete line of contact between the events in Ukraine from 12:00 on January 6 to 24:00 on January 7,” an announcement from the Kremlin chief stated based on Russian media outlet RIA.
According to Putin, the Russian Orthodox bishop known as for a Christmas truce in order that the “Orthodox folks can attend companies on Christmas Eve and on the day of the Nativity of Christ.”
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has but to publicly remark following Putin’s order, however an adviser from his workplace described the ceasefire calls made by the Russian Orthodox Church earlier within the day as a “cynical lure.”
“[The] ROC isn’t an authority for international Orthodoxy and acts as a ‘warfare propagandist’,” Mykhailo Podolyak stated based on the Ukrainian state-owned information company Ukinform. “ROC known as for the genocide of Ukrainians, incited mass homicide and insists on even better militarization of [the Russian Federation].
“Thus, ROC’s assertion about ‘Christmas truce’ is a cynical lure and a component of propaganda,” the assertion added.
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