The escalation in the Donbas is an open provocation from nationalist volunteer battalions, said Vice-speaker of the people's Council DND Denis Putilin.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. In it, the soldiers of the army of Ukraine, involved about a half-dozen volunteer nationalist battalions, which are financed from private sources. This, for example, the battalions " Azov ", " Aidar ", " Donbass ", "Dnepr-1" and " Dnepr-2 ", the forces of the extremist Right sector and OUN. Before the Commissioner of Russia in SCCC, Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov said that as long as the line of contact in Donbas will be beyond the control of Kiev battalions, the ceasefire will be respected not become, because violations are allowed with them.
"Poroshenko is trying to simulate or actually something to do with the battalions, which are not subject to Kiev. We observe that some of these battalions are already trying to disarm and remove from the line of contact. If This happens, these battalions will just be considered bandits. For this reason, these battalions are interested to us to provoke and bring to a critical situation, then it will be not up to their disarmament ", - said Pushilin.
the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak on the first day of the weekend said that the units involved in special operations in the South-East of Ukraine, transferred to the Ukrainian army and the national guard, no volunteer associations in the Donbas is no more. Zam. commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Eduard Basurin said in reply that, though these divisions became part of the APU, in their minds, nothing has changed.
The next meeting of the contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire.
The Supreme court of the Russian Federation in November 2014 was included in the list of extremist organizations "Right sector" Ukrainian national Assembly - Ukrainian national self-defense "(UNA-UNSO), the Ukrainian organization "Brotherhood" and " Trident behalf of Stepan Bandera and the Ukrainian insurgent army (UPA).