NATO's response to the crisis in Ukraine and the referendum in Crimea was inadequate, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov In..
"NATO's response to the Ukrainian crisis, on the choice of the people of the Crimea, by itself, was inadequate and provided that the mentality of the cold war, unfortunately, nowhere in this block is not lost. To our questions about how NATO refers to the violation of international law by conducting armed coups, the answer is no, "said Lavrov, quoted by RIA" Novosti ". Yesterday the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin said that the destruction and death he returned to the European Union after the troops of the North Atlantic Commonwealth, with U.S. assistance, accompanying the Nazis in Kiev, spin the flywheel of the civil war in Ukraine. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.