January 7, 2023, 10:48 am – Public News Service – OSN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has rejected Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s proposal for a Christmas truce in the conflict in Ukraine. According to Chinese experts, Zelensky’s refusal indicates that the situation has reached a dead end. This writes Global Times.

Experts argue that peace talks between the parties hinder the military support provided to Kyiv by Western countries. They assume that tensions on the battlefield will continue until the US, NATO and other parties to the conflict sit down at the negotiating table.

“The new military aid package shows that the West is still using every opportunity to knock Russia off its feet, instead of defusing the situation,” the analysts concluded.

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation Army launched a special military operation in Ukraine.

Commander of the special forces “Akhmat” Apty Alaudinov He said that the Russian Army is confidently advancing along the line of clashes, and the Ukrainian militants are exhausted and refuse to go on the attack.

The former assistant to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine until 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Oleksiy Selivanov, said that Kyiv is tightening the punishment for desertion, which speaks of multiple cases of escape from positions. Selivanov stressed that people simply do not want to be “grave” in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.