Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine
The Russia declares ceasefire ended in unrelenting violence when Russia launched two missile attacks on the Kharkiv region late on Saturday.
The head of the regional military junta Oleh Syniehubov confirmed in a Telegram post on Sunday that the attack resulted in the death of a civilian.
The ceasefire is supposed to last for 36 hours from noon Moscow time on Friday (4 a.m. ET) to midnight local time on Saturday (4 p.m. ET).
“Last night, the enemy carried out two missile attacks on the town of Merefa, Kharkiv region. A civilian industrial facility was damaged. Unfortunately, a 50-year-old civilian was killed. Moreover, the enemy shelled the village of Starytsia in the Chuhuiv district and the village of Dvorichna in the Kupiansk district during the day,” said Syniehubov.
“In Dvorichna, a private residential house and building of the State Emergency Service unit were attacked by the enemy. In addition, two fuel tankers and a fire service vehicle were also damaged. There were no casualties,” he added.
The attacks follow a series of attacks that took place during a 36-hour ceasefire, which the President of Russia Putin proposed on Friday to observe Russia and Ukraine Orthodox Christmas.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky rejected the proposed ceasefire as a “cover” used by the Russians to resupply and prevent Ukraine’s advance in the eastern Donbas region.