One official dismissed the ceasefire as a mere propaganda exercise.
Two sides are fighting a war.
One side has announced a ceasfire.
The official is saying that the announcment of the ceasefire is a falsehood (a lie) - meant to gain favor from the population. In other words, the ceasefire isn't real - merely a tactic or propaganda - to mislead the public.
Not a teacher, 53-year-old American.
Ö and thatís my opinion
Student or Learner