The situation in the South-East of Ukraine has improved, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich.
"The situation in the South-East of Ukraine at the present time, according to our assumptions, which is divided and Normandy format, including the commissioners of the OSCE, has become better than it was previously. With cautious optimism, we can talk about the start of the gradual calming. The parties to the confrontation in General carried out the withdrawal of heavy equipment and artillery, militia have already announced a number of designated equipment and areas of its deployment, " Lukashevich said at a press conference on Thursday.
The Ukrainian authorities have taken in April of last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup of the region's residents. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of Ukrainian settlement fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk, under the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass From February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.