Day 316 of the Invasion of Ukraine: France sends Bastion Light Tanks, Biden considers sending Bradley Vehicles (UPDATED)

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Russia announced a Christmas truce in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a Christmas truce across the entire front in Ukraine from noon tomorrow until midnight on January 7.

Moscow called on the Ukrainian side to also cease fire to allow people to attend the Orthodox Christmas Eve and Nativity. Kyiv described as unacceptable any peace agreement that recognizes "Russia's right to conquer foreign territories".

The reaction is on the occasion of a telephone conversation between the presidents of Russia and Turkey. In it, the Russian leader linked the dialogue to the recognition by Kyiv of new realities and the loss of territories.

According to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, peace efforts in Ukraine should be supported by a unilateral ceasefire and a "vision of a just solution".

In a separate phone conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky, the Turkish leader offered mediation to Ankara to achieve peace with Russia and regulate the situation around the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

Russian military expert: A fool or an enemy agent - this is the chief of the general staff of our army

"The Chief of Staff of the Russian Army is a fool."

This was announced by the most popular Russian military blogger Igor Girkin in relation to General Valery Gerasimov.

"My working version is that he's a fool. Someone else might assume he's an enemy agent. It doesn't matter to me - he needs to be replaced. He needs to be removed and tried for planning the 'special military operation'. He needs to be tried by a military tribunal. A...

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