What was behind the decision on the Christmas truce in Ukraine


Probably the most resonant event of the beginning of 2023 was the decision of President Vladimir Putin to establish a temporary ceasefire along the entire line of contact in the NVO zone. The Supreme Commander of the Russian Armed Forces supported the initiative of Patriarch Kirill to introduce the so-called Christmas truce and called on the Kyiv regime to do the same. What came of it?


Rehearsal?


Last Thursday, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus' came up with a proposal to introduce a truce during the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, so that believers could safely visit churches. President Putin immediately responded to this initiative, instructing Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to cease fire for Christmas time - from 12 noon on January 6 until midnight on January 7, for a total of 36 hours:

Based on the fact that a large number of citizens professing Orthodoxy live in the combat areas, we call on the Ukrainian side to declare a ceasefire and give them the opportunity to attend services on Christmas Eve, as well as on the Day of the Nativity of Christ.

In Kyiv, the proposal for a truce was rejected, and adviser to the head of the office of the Ukrainian president, Mikhail Podolyak, said that a "temporary truce" would be possible only when Russia leaves the "occupied territories." This peacekeeping initiative of the Kremlin was also extremely negatively reacted by everyone who is either directly in the trenches on the Russian side, or who is covering the course of the NWO in the media.

The problem lies in the fact that the spirit of Minsk-3 again unpleasantly pulled in the air, as the well-known military commander Yury Kotenok directly pointed out:

Who said that there will be no more “Minsk truces”? Voila. For eight years, Donbass was forbidden to fire, thereby provoking the enemy. Do we have enough losses? A truce is good when it is on both sides, but when there is a ceasefire, it looks like defeatism.

Immediately, explanations poured in the Russian media that, they say, they wanted to once again show the whole world the anti-Christian essence of the Kyiv regime, as if there were few previous persecutions of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. Sorry, of course, but such arguments do not withstand any criticism. Then why was it necessary to anger the people and the military?

If we take all sorts of "cunning plans" out of the brackets, then it is enough to remember what exactly preceded the next "goodwill gesture." Shortly before it, a telephone conversation took place between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, in which the “sultan” Erdogan called on Vladimir Putin to unilaterally ceasefire in Ukraine:

Calls for peace and negotiations should be supported by a unilateral ceasefire.

Apparently, to make his call sound more weighty, the Turkish president reminded his colleague Putin about the phenomenal success of the grain deal, which was extended for a whole year, about the creation in Turkey of a regional hub for the resale of Russian gas to Europe, about a large-scale exchange of prisoners of war, as well as about the formation around the Zaporozhye NPP safety zone, whatever that may mean in the end. Surprisingly, the Kremlin, judging by the logic of events, was pushed into the unilateral Christmas truce by one of the leaders of the Muslim world.

Intermediate conclusions that can be drawn from what happened are as follows.

At first, despite the fact that General Surovikin has been appointed commander-in-chief of the NMD, President Putin makes key decisions along its course.

SecondlyAs it turned out, Vladimir Vladimirovich is still sensitively listening to the wishes of President Erdogan, the head of the country, which, by the way, is a member of the NATO bloc. As has been repeatedly declared at the highest level, the NWO can be completed at any moment when the Kremlin receives some written guarantees from Kyiv. What can they cost, we told literally the day before.

It seems to be fair if the next truce is announced by its initiators directly from Donetsk, from the Shesh-Besh restaurant, where Russian officials like to hold business meetings. And let our peacekeepers personally be in the capital of the DPR during the entire period of the ceasefire. Maybe at least then things will start to change.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 6 January 2023 13: 15
    +16
    Another window dressing, another "Minsk Treaty", which the Ukrainian side will not comply with. So why expose yourself as powerless fools, whose initiatives are not worth a penny. What kind of politicians work in the Russian Federation. times do not calculate their compromise and additional losses. It is possible to propagate a temporary truce, but it can only be carried out when both sides do it, otherwise it is utter nonsense. Today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will smash our positions with artillery, and we, by order of the president, may have to be silent and lose our fighters, without suppressing enemy artillery ..
    1. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
      Constantine N (Constantin N) 6 January 2023 15: 51
      +3
      What is the probability of winning in an armed confrontation a country that has endless supplies of weapons, external sources of finance and an unlimited number of fighters? There is only one way out, to come to peace somehow ... Western countries will not strain much if they spend a couple of percent of their GDP a year to support Ukraine, given that they themselves do not fight and what benefits they will receive if successful.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 January 2023 13: 21
    +7
    it would be fair if the next truce was announced by its initiators directly from Donetsk, from the Shesh-Besh restaurant, where Russian officials like to hold business meetings.

    Bravo! Well said!
  3. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 6 January 2023 13: 29
    +3
    And let our peacekeepers personally be in the capital of the DPR during the entire period of the ceasefire. Maybe at least then things will start to change.

    Yes, that would be nice angry
  4. Materialist Offline Materialist
    Materialist (Michael) 6 January 2023 13: 34
    +7
    so far only the Sultan has phenomenal successes.
  5. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 6 January 2023 13: 54
    +11
    Firstly, despite the fact that General Surovikin was appointed commander-in-chief of the NMD, key decisions are made by President Putin.

    In turn, this means that:
    - mistakes and blunders in the conduct of the SVO for the previous period, most likely belong to Putin personally
    - the damage from his own intervention in hostilities is not important to Putin
    This implies the conclusion that the SVO, launched personally by Putin, is not intended to be successful.
    What then is its purpose?
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 6 January 2023 18: 03
      +6
      Quote: Alexey Davydov
      The SVO, launched personally by Putin, is not intended to achieve success.
      What then is its purpose?

      I suppose they started the CBO from the premise on fast success that in 2 weeks a pro-Russian regime will be set up in Kyiv, and all those who actively disagree will flee to Lviv and beyond.

      But it all went wrong.
      And now they have a task - to somehow complete it, without a complete loss of face (Crimea).
      Fortunately, the economy turned out to be much stronger, and allows you to drag out time while waiting for the adversary to ripen for a compromise.
      1. oao Offline oao
        oao (Chizhov Kirill) 7 January 2023 08: 31
        +1
        The task is to leave what passed through the referendums. They won't give us more, including friendly countries.
        1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
          Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 7 January 2023 12: 24
          +1
          The task is to leave what passed through the referendums. We won't get more

          They won’t give us even this without a war with NATO, but Who was and is needed? Actually
      2. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
        Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 7 January 2023 12: 19
        +1
        Nelton (Oleg):
        I guess they started the CBO with the premise of quick success

        No Oleg.
        Give me these "prerequisites" that gave us reason to believe that the Anglo-Saxons and the West subordinate to them will give us Ukraine, and will not arrange a "meat grinder" on its territory.
        Well, Oleg. Let's put them on the table!
        The NWO was launched by the comprador authorities at the command of the United States in order to draw Russia into a war with NATO - this is already obvious
        1. Nelton Offline Nelton
          Nelton (Oleg) 7 January 2023 18: 25
          +1
          Quote: Alexey Davydov
          Give me these "prerequisites" that gave us reason to believe that the Anglo-Saxons and the West subordinate to them will give us Ukraine

          The first is that Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Crimea and the LDNR were given to us quite painlessly - this is the first prerequisite. (Although in 2014 Merkel explained about the orange line east of Mariupol, and then they seemed to understand each other)

          The second is Putin's paid agents, which conveyed exactly what the customer wanted to hear -
          That the population will be greeted with flowers and hugs, and the small Nazis will drop their weapons and run away to the west.

          If this really happened, then the Anglo-Saxons would have slapped some kind of sanctions, but on the whole they were wiped out.
          1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
            Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 7 January 2023 21: 42
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            Nelton (Oleg):
            The first is that Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Crimea and the LDNR were given to us quite painlessly - this is the first prerequisite.

            There is a fundamental difference in value for the US between these territories and Ukraine.
            Ukraine all this time was their most important "brainchild", a springboard that they nurtured for their plan. As a "minimum" - attacks on Russia. Its true content is revealed to us now.

            Nelton (Oleg):
            The second is Putin's paid agents, which conveyed exactly what the customer wanted to hear - that the population would be greeted with flowers and hugs ...

            You're not right - it was impossible in their right mind to imagine the surrender of Ukraine by the States without a threat to them personally, moreover, a threat of destruction.
            All this time there have been publications in the open press about the large-scale and fundamental work there in the United States. Blaming intelligence is a primitive self-deception. Moreover, to consider that she deceived Putin. Putin is anyone, but not oligophrenic.
            In addition, he himself is a scout and counterintelligence officer by profession.
            This your "lawyer's" model does not converge.
            1. Nelton Offline Nelton
              Nelton (Oleg) 7 January 2023 22: 35
              0
              Quote: Alexey Davydov
              Ukraine all this time was their most important "brainchild", a springboard that they nurtured for their plan. As a "minimum" - attacks on Russia.

              They nurtured, nurtured, but never nurtured ...
              In 2014, the combat effectiveness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was near zero, they could not knock Strelkov out of Slavyansk for a month.

              In 2022, they turned out to be more combat-ready, and mastered the javelins to ambush marching columns ....
              By the way, even this was not expected of them. So maybe you personally believed in the thesis about the terrible Armed Forces of Ukraine fostered by the United States, but our commander-in-chief planned to shower those Armed Forces with hats.

              during 2022, the Armed Forces of Ukraine did receive some assistance, but there are still no attacks on Russia (within the borders of 2021). Either they will give 50 infantry fighting vehicles, or not - do you think this is preparation for an attack on Russia?

              Or were they prepared for an attack by 2041? But even here it does not converge, in Ukraine there were strong processes of reduction and aging of the population, they gave birth and give birth little, young people leave for Europe ...
              In 2041 it would be a sleepy agrarian state, sparsely populated by pensioners. Yes, and with the current hands, the forecast is saved.
              And Ukraine cannot give the USA anything other than manpower.
      3. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
        Vox_Populi (vox populi) 7 January 2023 13: 04
        0
        But it all went wrong.
        And now they have a task - to somehow complete it, without a complete loss of face (Crimea).
        Fortunately, the economy turned out to be much stronger, and allows you to drag out time while waiting for the adversary to ripen for a compromise

        Yes, but the economy is not so “much stronger” as to stall for a long time!
        1. Nelton Offline Nelton
          Nelton (Oleg) 7 January 2023 18: 41
          +2
          Quote from: Vox_Populi
          the economy is not so "much stronger" to drag out time!

          And now we have nowhere to go anyway.
          The West will never lift serious sanctions.
          Seriously bet on the economic collapse of the West in the foreseeable future?

          Another thing is that Asia++ is developing faster than the West, and the further it goes, the more it can be an alternative market for both sales and purchases.
      4. Rusa Offline Rusa
        Rusa 10 January 2023 21: 35
        0
        At first, everything went as it should, until a conspiracy took place in Turkey, after which ours retreated with losses. Therefore, the author is right that unilateral truces and Gorbachev-style concessions with the Kyiv regime are an empty undertaking.
  6. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 6 January 2023 14: 09
    +13
    Secondly, as it turned out, Vladimir Vladimirovich is still sensitively listening to the wishes of President Erdogan, the head of the country, which, by the way, is a member of NATO

    and this country also supplies bayraktars, armored cars and militants to Khokhls. Our leader has a good korefan
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 7 January 2023 11: 18
      -2
      And you sell our grain. Our gas and oil. Metal and more. And this is the budget, by the way. Partners overlaid the country, and what will happen in a year?
  7. Shuev Offline Shuev
    Shuev (Shuisky) 6 January 2023 14: 24
    0
    What was behind the decision on the Christmas truce in Ukraine

    Hanukkah and Christmas are at the same time
  8. Pilot Offline Pilot
    Pilot (Pilot) 6 January 2023 19: 22
    +9
    Behind the decision on the Christmas truce in Ukraine is a lack of intelligence and love for foreign summits, hugs with those who are now supplying weapons to the Ukrainians. And the arrows were transferred to Cyril, then he will sing those who do not shoot. He's on the drum.
  9. Nikolaevich I Online Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 6 January 2023 20: 18
    +8
    The most disgraceful, incomprehensible to common sense behavior of "Uncle Vova"! fool
  10. molybdenum Offline molybdenum
    molybdenum (Stanislav) 6 January 2023 21: 46
    +9
    The Christmas truce is another gesture of idiocy from the Russian leadership. Since the beginning of the NWO, Putin has been constantly trying to justify his actions not so much to the citizens of Russia as to the West. If the leadership of the Russian Federation is so concerned about the safety of citizens, both their own and Ukrainian ones, then it was not a damn thing to start the NWO. It is a pity that Putin himself does not understand this, and none of his advisers can explain to him, ... because they are stupid.
  11. Sergey K Offline Sergey K
    Sergey K (Sergei) 6 January 2023 23: 46
    +6
    "Raise Stalin from the coffin"))) It has long been clear that Putin is more "yours" and not ours. He will fly to Moscow, then MAYBE and there will be some kind of result. And then I doubt it, they will launch a hundred missiles and again silence. Bombs were thrown so that there would be no one to send weapons to.
    1. go to Offline go to
      go to (ira) 7 January 2023 00: 23
      +3
      The fish rots from the head.-((((((((((((((((((
  12. Yyrp Offline Yyrp
    Yyrp (Valentine) 7 January 2023 00: 41
    +1
    Have you noticed that the GDP stopped making visits to the "West" after 24.02.22/190954/XNUMX .. And you know why. GDP there, they declared it a war criminal, and they openly stated that if they were caught, they would do the same with Milosevic. So GDP, now we have no exit. The darling is trying to justify himself. Where did this come from - https://topwar.ru/XNUMX-gaaga-dlja-putina-dlja-donbassa-himicheskaja-ataka-chto-zadumali-v-ssha.html
  13. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 7 January 2023 07: 28
    +1
    Behind the decision to armistice was childish infantilism, the childishness of the hierarchs. Lack of understanding of what modern war is. In short, a childish surprise.
  14. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 7 January 2023 08: 25
    +6
    Surovikin seems to be in command, but not in command, Putin is like the President, but in fact the Tsar, elections are like elections, but in fact, the ritual of the reincarnation of the Tsar, the Duma is like the Duma, but in fact everything is decided by the royal boyars. The Constitution seems to be like a law, but in fact "laws do not work in Russia." Democrats seem to be for the people, but in reality they are against it.
    On the road, the speed limit is 80, but in reality - as much as you can. On the sidelines it is impossible, but in fact it is possible.

    NWO does not seem to be a war, but "combat operations" without a war.
    The truce seems to be an initiative of the Orthodox Church, but in fact, the idea of ​​the president of Muslim Turkey?

    So, what was behind it?
    "It stood" that we have the main idea of ​​each boss: "everyone should breathe, as I say. Otherwise, it's a mess."
    But in fact, with these words, a real and complete mess begins ......

    Before understanding the order, as the Law, the same for all, we will not soon grow up.
  15. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 7 January 2023 09: 01
    +1
    So, behind everything that is done officially, in fact, there is something else ...

    When the All-Russian Congress of People's Deputies was shot from tanks in October 1993, it even seemed like patriots said: "Of course, according to the law, power should go to the one indicated by the congress. And the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation confirms this. But you understand that this cannot be allowed -
    therefore - cry!
    That's for sure ... We understand ....

    We understand that right now, today, a true Ukrainian nation is actually being formed.
    And this is the main result that "stands" behind the facade of the NWO. What neither Mazepa nor the "Ukrainizers" of the 20s of the 20th century succeeded in, we are doing successfully! Actually.......

    It remains only to lay a certain number of young and healthy fighters in the ground, and then sign a peace treaty ... You understand that it cannot be otherwise? Yes... Yes... We are smart... We understand everything.....
  16. palych-ch Offline palych-ch
    palych-ch (safronov pavel) 7 January 2023 10: 03
    0
    What about a truce? Neither the patriarch nor the president spoke of a truce. Only about a temporary ceasefire and, by the way, during the NWO, this happened more than once when humanitarian corridors were created. Moreover, this "cessation" did not prevent them from breaking into the center of Soledar. But there was also the destruction of three DRGs, a downed "drying" from the Bulgarian "help", and in Ukraine itself, after an air raid was announced, something exploded ...
  17. DeadPahom Offline DeadPahom
    DeadPahom (Eugene) 7 January 2023 10: 10
    +1
    I do not quite understand the hysteria about the declared truce. The patriarch's proposal was made in order for the Orthodox to be able to go to church and celebrate Christmas. Since the churches are located in cities and large settlements, in fact, it was proposed to stop shelling these cities and settlements. What's wrong with Caliber resting on the XNUMXth? They don't fly every day. For some reason, many interpret the truce in a somewhat strange way. Like, the military will be forbidden to defend, or they will have to go out with their hands up and surrender. The truce is not about that at all.
    But the Kyiv regime was in an idiotic position. They cannot accept our initiative, and in connection with the refusal they present themselves as terrorists who are going to shell churches during the holidays (although, in reality, they most likely had no such intentions). In addition, the situation shows the weakness of Zelensky, who is not able to slow down the Armed Forces of Ukraine for a day. But the OCU was in the most stupid position. The leadership of the OCU decided to just stick their tongues up their ass and keep silent. They were simply dipped in manure with pig snouts.
    Declaring a truce is a very strong move. And it is carried out precisely from a position of strength. Weak truces do not declare. The truce will not affect the course of the NMD in any way, but both the ROC and the VPR of Russia will earn a lot of political points.
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 7 January 2023 12: 03
      +1
      Quote from DeadPahom
      I do not quite understand the hysteria about the declared truce. The patriarch's proposal was made in order for the Orthodox to be able to go to church and celebrate Christmas. Since churches are located in cities and large settlements, .

      There are churches in the villages too. But the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation do not shoot at churches even without truces. And in order to go to church, commitments must be made by both parties. Kirill meant exactly this. But something else was implemented with reference to him .... The OCU served in the Kyiv Lavra, but did not interfere in the political and military field. And in no way did she lose her "points".

      And the breakthrough to the center of Soledar did not occur during the ceasefire, but the day before.

      And the cease-fire does not contribute to the rapid progress .... They might not have had time to advance in the center of Soledar before 12.00 on January 6 .....
    2. Ignatov Oleg Georgievich (Oleg) 8 January 2023 01: 06
      0
      Dead, those who do not understand the meaning of the ceasefire are simply inadequate people. God is their judge.
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  19. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 7 January 2023 11: 29
    +3
    We wanted the best, but it turned out, as always.

    Nobody understood this truce.
  20. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 7 January 2023 12: 06
    +1
    Disgrace, IMHO.
  21. Jstas Offline Jstas
    Jstas (jstas) 7 January 2023 13: 10
    0
    What was behind the decision on the Christmas truce in Ukraine? Trotskyism!
    A truce should be offered in Kyiv, on Khreshchatyk, against the background of the Jewish fascist Zelensky, who was hanged by the verdict of the Donetsk Tribunal.
  22. Adaevich Offline Adaevich
    Adaevich 7 January 2023 16: 50
    0
    What was behind the decision on the Christmas truce in Ukraine!!! The idiocy of our leadership, pazoriya all Russian people!!!
  23. Goga Smirnovich Offline Goga Smirnovich
    Goga Smirnovich (Goga Smirnov) 7 January 2023 17: 30
    0
    Campaign, Putin already understood what ... he got into, how he was skillfully driven into the trap of myths, etc., and what a comprador environment really is around him. So, knowing how weak his position is and how wrong he is, he now stupidly trying to somehow maneuver in order to stay afloat longer. After all, it’s not very good in The Hague, however.
  24. victor okhonine Offline victor okhonine
    victor okhonine (Victor) 7 January 2023 17: 37
    +2
    Well, Putin wanted to show that Zelensky is not a Christian. Well, he showed. But Zelensky does not hide it. What is the event.
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 7 January 2023 21: 11
      0
      Those can be checked. Is it about Zelensky and about Christianity.
      Turks recommend continuing ceasefire......
      Here we'll see. What will be the solution.
  25. Yaroslav the Wise (Yaroslav the Wise) 7 January 2023 23: 01
    +1
    Yes, it was a good idea! Correct. The main thing in it is how Kyiv, and indeed the whole of Europe, reacted: the whole world was shown that Banderlogia was not going to go to any peace negotiations. And now EVERYONE who still doubted something knows about it.