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Russian President Putin orders ceasefire throughout Orthodox Christmas

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a ceasefire in Ukraine amidst the continued conflict over the interval of Orthodox Christmas. The Orthodox Christmas is well known on the seventh of January and is broadly celebrated in each nations presently at conflict. The ceasefire will likely be noticed on the sixth and the seventh of January.

This is the primary ceasefire ordered by the Russian president because the Russian offensive in opposition to Ukraine started in February 2022. Russia’s Orthodox chief Patriarch Kirill had made a request to stop the hostilities throughout the festive interval. The ceasefire order was shared by the Kremlin earlier at this time.

In his order, President Putin stated, “Taking into account the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, I instruct the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation to introduce a ceasefire regime along the entire line of contact of the parties in Ukraine from 12.00 on January 6, 2023 to 24.00 on January 7, 2023.”

The order additional stated, ““Given the fact that a large number of citizens professing Orthodoxy live in the areas of combat, we call on the Ukrainian side to declare a ceasefire and give them the opportunity to attend church services on Christmas Eve, as well as on the Day of the Nativity of Christ.”

Ukraine had dismissed the plea by Patriarch Kirill earlier however is but to react to the information of Putin’s ceasefire.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24 final yr as a part of a particular navy operation. Russia occupies massive areas within the east and south of Ukraine since then. The battle has seen large-scale casualties in each nations and led to the biggest refugee disaster within the continent because the second world conflict.