Donetsk shelled in first minute of Christmas truce – authorities

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Ukrainian officials had rejected Moscow’s proposal to cease hostilities for 36 hours.

Ukraine’s forces disregarded the Christmas ceasefire announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin less than a minute after it took effect, by shelling a residential area in the city of Donetsk, according to the local authorities. The truce is supposed to last from noon on January 6 until midnight on January 7.

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