The head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak during the meeting of the inter-Parliamentary Council Ukraine-NATO said Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, as if it refuses to engage him in dialogue.
"I have several times himself made an attempt to speak with Mr. Russian defense Minister Shoigu, but he incessantly complained about very very busy and the conversation did not agree," - said Poltorak, reports RIA " Novosti ". Thus Poltorak said that the dialogues of the joint chiefs of staff are held periodically, most during the escalation of the situation in the Donbas." conversations occur, but to believe these negotiations and promises very difficult, " - said Poltorak. Remember last week has worsened the situation in the area of Marinka. With military the 28th separate guards mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces Roman Marchenko, who was captured by militia forces in the process of fighting, said the shelling began not militias and the Ukrainian military, thereby refuting the statement of Kiev. In addition, Marchenko told about significant losses of the Ukrainian side in battle. The head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko also said that the loss of the Ukrainian military in the fighting in the area of Marinka "huge" - about 1 thousand security officers were injured and 400 killed and at the same time among the militia killed only fifteen and another 30 were injured. The Ukrainian authorities until have no plans to withdraw heavy weapons from the area of Marinka and Krasnogorovka in connection with the aggravation of the situation.