The Ukrainian authorities violate the rules of the truce in fewer cases than the militia, said the official authorized state Department Marie Harf.
"When We say that the separatists are responsible for the absolute majority of the number of violations, it means that the Ukrainian government was responsible for a very small number of such cases," Harf was quoted by RIA " Novosti ". Along With this, She didn't want to answer "Yes or no" When reporters asked her to add, " recognize whether the United States that the government of Ukraine also violates the rules of the truce.
"We are not talking here of" Yes " or " no ". I think because it is right and not willing to play this game, " said Harf. She said that the story is about " the territory of Ukraine, and Ukraine can defend it ", along the way, again accusing the Russian Federation in the supply of weapons to militias. However, before the OSCE stated that the observers of the special monitoring mission were missing seven units of multiple rocket launcher systems (MLRS) on the Ukrainian sites for military equipment, which have been withdrawn from the contact line in Donbas. Recall, on Wednesday in the Donbas were initiated clashes Between security forces and militia in Hoth of which were injured about 90 people. Before that the Mayor of Donetsk Igor Martynov reported the deaths of 4 civilians in the shelling of 2 parts of the city. Advisor to the head of Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration Tatiana Lip announced the death of one Ukrainian soldier. In her expressions, injured 18 soldiers. The military also talked about the stabilization of the situation in Marinka and Krasnogorovka. Prior to that, head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that the Ukrainian security Forces without loss stopped the advance of the militia DND in the area of Marinci. The head of the Ministry of defense of the Donetsk national Republic Vladimir Kononov said first that the Donetsk people's Republic considers the actions controlled by the Kiev military disruption of the Minsk agreements. 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.