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Zelenskyy says Russia rejected Easter truce proposal

Russia rejected an Easter truce proposal, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address.

“This shows very well how the leaders of this state actually treat the Christian faith, one of the most joyful and important holidays,” he added, though he said he still hopes for peace.

Earlier, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a four-day pause to the fighting in Ukraine during the Orthodox Christian Easter to evacuate civilians and allow humanitarian aid to be sent into needy areas.

Zelenskyy also said Mariupol continues to resist Russia, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim of victory in the city.

— Chelsea Ong

Thu, Apr 21 20225:48 PM EDT