At least one person was killed in Russia’s overnight bombardment of Ukraine.
Moscow can now use Belarus to attack Ukraine from the north.
About 1,400 to 1,600 Russian troops from Russia have arrived in the city of Vitebsk in northeast Belarus over the past two days.
Kyiv. Russia’s nighttime shelling in eastern Ukraine has killed at least one person as President Vladimir Putin ended a 36-hour unilateral ceasefire on Orthodox Christmas Day. Moscow has reiterated its determination to continue the war until it wins a victory over its neighbor by ending its self-declared unilateral Christmas ceasefire. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered a 36-hour ceasefire on the occasion of the Orthodox Christmas celebrated in Russia and Ukraine. Most Ukrainian Orthodox Christians traditionally celebrate Christmas on January 7, as do Orthodox Christians in Russia.
However, Ukraine rejected this unilateral ceasefire. The region’s governor, Oleh Tsinehubov, said on the Telegram messaging app that Russian shelling had killed a 50-year-old man in the northeast region of Kharkiv. According to Russia’s official Tass News Agency (TASS), President Putin’s First Deputy Chief of Staff, Sergei Kirienko, said that the tasks set by President Putin for the special military operation will be completed and the Russia will definitely win. At present, there is no end in sight to the war that is unfolding in its 11th month. Which killed thousands, displaced millions and turned many cities in Ukraine into rubble.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that Russia was planning another major attack. There are growing fears that Moscow could now use Belarus to attack Ukraine from the north. Russia’s military activities in Belarus have been increasing rapidly lately and Russian troops have started arriving there in large numbers. Unofficial Telegram channels monitoring military activity in Belarus reported on Saturday evening that some 1,400 to 1,600 Russian troops had arrived in the northeastern city of Vitebsk in the past two days.
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FIRST POST: January 08, 2023, 08:48 IST