Belarusian forces plan to "take under protection" asset on border with Ukraine during army inspection.

As part of a surprise inspection of the Belarusian army, one of the military units has been tasked to cover and take under protection an asset on the country’s southern border, that is, on the border with Ukraine.

Today [13 December – ed.], one of the units stationed in the southern operational direction has been called to standby and has been put on alert since 8:00.

It was tasked with moving out and covering, taking under protection an asset on the southern border.

The inspection will be further intensified. Almost all of the operational commands and their military units will be checked.

The results of the inspection will be deeply analysed and reported to the Head of the State.

Russian forces hit Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast.

Russian invaders struck the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, on the afternoon of 13 December.

the Russian forces hit the industrial zone and the building of the local Institute of Technology and Management.

No casualties have been reported so far; the exact consequences of the attack are yet to be established.

Kremlin rejects Zelenskyy's proposal to start withdrawing Russian troops from Ukraine.

Dmitry Peskov, the Russian President's Press Secretary, has said that the Kremlin does not accept President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's proposal to start withdrawing Russian troops from Ukraine on Christmas Day, thus showing its ability to abandon the way of aggression.

According to Peskov, the Kremlin believes that "these are the realities that have occurred because of the position and the policy that have been pursued over the past fifteen or even twenty years by the Ukrainian leadership and the current Ukrainian regime".

Peskov stated that "these realities indicate that new subjects have appeared in the Russian Federation, and they appeared as a result of the referendums that took place in these territories". "Without taking into account these new realities, any progress is impossible," Peskov said.