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

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

https://news.antiwar.com/2023/01/05/us-dismisses-putins-christmas-ceasefire-as-cynical-ploy/

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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