Bombing after Russia ends ceasefire By Reuters
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©Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Vlad of the 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade drives a frontline APC out of the frontline region of Kreminna, Ukraine, January 6, 2023 during a Russian-announced ceasefire during the Orthodox Christmas season. 2/ 2
(Reuters) – At least one was killed in Russia’s overnight bombardment of regions in eastern Ukraine, officials said on Sunday, after Moscow ended a self-declared Christmas truce and vowed to keep fighting until it defeats its neighbour.
* Shellfire echoed through the nearly deserted streets of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut on Saturday, the focal point of the most intense fighting in the Russian invasion. Reuters could not determine the origin of the shells heard in Bakhmut.
* The Russian-installed governor of the Crimean city of Sevastopol said air defenses shot down a drone in what he says was the latest Ukrainian attempt to attack a port where Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based.
* The founder of Russia’s best-known mercenary organization, the Wagner Group, said he wanted his forces and the Russian regular army to capture Bakhmut because they had “underground cities” that could house troops and tanks.
* Justice ministers from around the world will gather in London in March to bolster international support for the International Criminal Court in its investigation into alleged war crimes in Ukraine, the UK government said.
* Tears of joy streamed down the faces of worshipers as Ukraine’s main church celebrated a “return” to the Cathedral of the Assumption in Kyiv on Orthodox Christmas Day, shortly after seizing control of it from a rival church with alleged ties to Russia.
* President Vladimir Putin, in an Orthodox Christmas message, commended the Russian Orthodox Church for supporting Moscow’s armed forces fighting in Ukraine to win people over to his vision of modern Russia.