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Moscow insisted Saturday its military was observing a ceasefire in Ukraine to mark Orthodox Xmas even with artillery assaults by Kyiv troops.

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“Regardless of the shelling of the armed forces of Ukraine of settlements and Russian positions, the implementation of the declared ceasefire will be ongoing,” the Russian defence ministry stated in a assertion.

The assertion nonetheless extra that more than the previous 24 hrs Russian forces repelled a range of assaults by the Ukrainian military in japanese Ukraine and killed dozens of its troops.

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AFP journalists in the city of Chasiv Yar south of the frontline metropolis of Bakhmut on Saturday read significant artillery hearth for considerably of Saturday early morning.

On Saturday, the common staff members of Ukraine’s armed forces stated that Russia introduced a single missile strike and fired twenty rounds from numerous rocket launchers more than the previous 24 hrs.

Russian President Vladimir Putin experienced unilaterally purchased his forces to pause assaults for 36 hrs for the Orthodox Xmas.

Ukraine has dismissed the halt — thanks to very last until finally the conclude of Saturday (2100 GMT) — as a tactic by Russia to achieve time to regroup its forces and bolster its defences adhering to a collection of battlefield setbacks.

Orthodox Christians notice Xmas on January 7.