US Dismisses Putin’s Christmas Ceasefire as ‘Cynical Ploy’ – News From


What is the big deal with 36 hours? There are plenty of other US wars to keep the pentagram busy.

by Dave DeCamp

Ukrainian officials also rejected the ceasefire, but Zelensky didn’t explicitly say he won’t follow it

The State Department on Thursday rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order for a unilateral ceasefire in Ukraine for Orthodox Christmas, which is celebrated on January 7,as a “cynical ploy.”Putin ordered the ceasefireto take effect at noon on Friday and last through Saturdayafter a request from Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

“Based on the fact that a large number of citizens professing Orthodoxy live in the combat areas, we call on the Ukrainian side to declare a ceasefire and give them the opportunity to attend services on Christmas Eve, as well as on the Day of the Nativity of Christ,” the Kremlin said in…

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