Russia recruits mercenaries in the Balkans.

Russia recruits mercenaries from the Balkans for the war against Ukraine. Two Serbians are responsible for this.

The main region for recruiting is the Balkans. One of those involved in it is Dejan Berić, a Serbian living in Russia. He is a former mercenary himself and fought against Ukraine in 2014.

Another well-known mercenary is Zika Radojicic, a Serbian, who is now participating in the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine on Russia’s side.

Russians attack Kramatorsk and hit an apartment building.

On 6 January, Russian forces launched a missile strike on Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast.  They have targeted the city twice. One apartment building has suffered damage.

Russian Ministry of Defence assures they stopped firing.

Kremlin-aligned news outlets have reported that the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has implemented a temporary ceasefire in Ukraine since 12:00 on Friday.

At the same time, the Russian Ministry of Defence accused Ukraine of continuing to fire.

President’s Office comments on "Putin’s truce": they backstab while imitating peace.

Mykhailo Podoliak, the adviser to the President of Ukraine, stressed that Russia did not "cease fire" on Orthodox Christmas.

"6 January. An air raid siren sounded all throughout Ukraine. Children are in cold bomb shelters. The fire station was hit in Kherson. Such is the essence of the Russian "truce." They stab you in the back while imitating peace. So – never…Never take Russia’s words seriously. It is always a primitive and cynical deception," - said Podoliak.