US President Joe Biden on Thursday (native time) stated that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is “looking for some oxygen” with the ceasefire order within the ongoing battle with Ukraine.
Biden’s assertion comes after Vladimir Putin directed the Russian Defence Sergey Shoigu to order a ceasefire in Ukraine from January 6 to January 7. He expressed scepticism concerning the ceasefire ordered by Putin in Ukraine for Orthodox Christmas providers on January 6-7, as per the CNN report.
“I am reluctant to reply (to) something Putin says. I discovered it attention-grabbing. He was able to bomb hospitals and nurseries and church buildings on the twenty fifth and New Yr’s,” CNN quoted US President Joe Biden as saying.
“I imply, I believe he is looking for some oxygen,” he added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday introduced that the ceasefire will enable Orthodox Christians to attend providers in Church on Christmas, in response to the assertion launched by Kremlin on its web site. Putin stated that the choice was taken after Patriarch Kirill referred to as for a short lived ceasefire in Ukraine.
“Considering the enchantment of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, I instruct the Minister of Protection of the Russian Federation to introduce from 12:00 January 6, 2023, till 24:00 January 7, 2023, a ceasefire alongside your complete line of contact between the events in Ukraine,” the assertion launched on the Kremlin web site stated.
“Primarily based on the truth that a lot of residents professing Orthodoxy dwell within the fight areas, we name on the Ukrainian aspect to declare a ceasefire and provides them the chance to attend providers on Christmas Eve, in addition to on the Day of the Nativity of Christ,” it added.
After Putin’s announcement, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s adviser Mykhailo Podolyak in a tweet stated that Russian forces should depart the occupied areas of Ukraine after which announce a “momentary truce.” He burdened that Ukraine doesn’t assault international territory and kill civilians.
Mykhailo Podolyak tweeted, “First. Ukraine would not assault international territory & would not kill civilians. As RF does. Ukraine destroys solely members of the occupation military on its territory… Second. RF should depart the occupied territories – solely then will it have a “momentary truce”. Preserve hypocrisy to your self.”