Two people have been killed and nine others injured in the past 24 hours in Ukraine, despite a unilateral ceasefire declared by Vladimir Putin, which ended at midnight, Ukrainian authorities said on Sunday.
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According to the deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a civilian was killed in the Kharkiv region (north-east) and another in the Donetsk region (east), and nine people were injured in three regions.
On Friday and Saturday, during this truce established unilaterally by Russia on the occasion of the Orthodox Christmas, hostilities continued, even if their intensity was less than that of the previous days.
After the end of the ceasefire, the Ukrainian General Staff recorded more than fifty Russian missile and rocket attacks in several regions of Ukraine during the night.
Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Maliar reported a "difficult" situation in the east, where most of the fighting is concentrated, acknowledging that Russian troops were "advancing in some areas", but saying that the forces of Kyiv were also progressing elsewhere, "step by step".
According to her, the situation is in particular “very difficult” in Soledar, a town located near Bakhmout, the hottest point on the front, where AFP noted artillery duels on Friday after the theoretical entry into force of the ceasefire. -Russian fire.