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Russia's Putin orders two-day ceasefire in Ukraine in view of Orthodox Christmas | World News

Russia’s Putin orders two-day ceasefire in Ukraine in view of Orthodox Christmas | World Information

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a stop fireplace in Ukraine over Orthodox Christmas, the Kremlin mentioned on Thursday.

Russian troops should maintain fireplace for 36 hours from 1200 on Jan. 6, the Kremlin mentioned.

Many Orthodox Christians, together with these dwelling in Russia and Ukraine, have a good time Christmas on Jan. 6-7.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the top of the Russian Orthodox Church, referred to as on Thursday for each side of the conflict in Ukraine to watch a Christmas truce, a step dismissed by Kyiv as a cynical entice.

“Bearing in mind the attraction of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, I instruct the Minister of Protection of the Russian Federation to introduce a ceasefire regime alongside the whole line of contact of the events in Ukraine from 12.00 on January 6, 2023 to 24.00 on January 7, 2023,” Putin mentioned within the order.

“Continuing from the truth that a lot of residents professing Orthodoxy dwell within the areas of hostilities, we name on the Ukrainian aspect to declare a ceasefire and permit them to attend companies on Christmas Eve, in addition to on Christmas Day,” Putin mentioned.

(Reporting by Reuters; Enhancing by Frank Jack Daniel/Man Faulconbridge)

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