Ukraine: Shelling in Bakhmout despite ceasefire

(Reuters) – Shellfire rang out around the near-deserted streets of the Ukrainian town of Bakhmout on Saturday, now the scene of the heaviest fighting since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, despite Moscow declaring a ceasefire. fire on the occasion of Orthodox Christmas. The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Saturday that its forces in Ukraine would observe until midnight the ceasefire decreed unilaterally and which Ukraine rejected. Kyiv accuses Moscow of wanting to buy time to allow its soldiers to rest and rearm.

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