January 5, 2023, 03:51 PM – Public News Service – OSN

Military historian Yuri Knutov, in a conversation with MK, expressed his opinion about the possibility of declaring a truce during the Christmas period and temporarily stopping hostilities in the special operation zone.

“The likelihood that the truce will be used to transfer troops, to regroup the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to pull up reserves, to infiltrate sabotage groups into our territory is very high,” the expert noted.

He suggested that Orthodox churches, which will host festive services on Christmas, could become targets for the Ukrainian military.

“Moreover, no one can act as a guarantor of such an agreement due to the fact that European countries are fighting on the side of Ukraine. The statements of Western politicians are not trustworthy, ”Knutov summed up.

Earlier, a member of the State Duma Defense Committee, Lieutenant-General Andrei Gurulev, warned of the danger of a Christmas truce. More read in material Public news service.