Ukraine will not hold any negotiations with Russia regarding the so-called Christmas ceasefire.
Source: Oleksii Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, on Twitter; his comment on the air of the national 24/7 joint newscast
Quote: "And to whom are they [Russia - ed.] offering this truce? There is a fairly simple solution: they pack their suitcases, take all their junk, and go to Russia. We will not negotiate with them on any truce. It has nothing to do with us."
ßêå â³äíîøåííÿ äî õðèñòèÿíñüêîãî ñâÿòà Ð³çäâà ìàº çãðàÿ äð³áíèõ êðåìë³âñüêèõ ÷îðò³â-³áë³ñ³â? Õòî ïîâ³ðèòü ìåðçîò³, ÿêà âáèâàº ä³òåé, îáñòð³ëþº ïîëîãîâ³ áóäèíêè, êàòóº ïîëîíåíèõ? Ðåæèì ïðèïèíåííÿ âîãíþ? Áðåõíÿ òà ëèöåì³ðñòâî. Ìè âàñ ãðèçòè áóäåìî â ñï³âó÷³é òèø³ óêðà¿íñüêî¿ íî÷³.— Oleksiy Danilov (@OleksiyDanilov) January 5, 2023
Background: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered that Sergei Shoigu, the Minister of Defence of Russia, implement a ceasefire for Christmas.
Mykhailo Podolyak, Advisor to the Head of the President's Office, stressed that a "temporary truce" could begin when a Russian aggressor leaves the territory of Ukraine.