The situation in Eastern Ukraine is "on the verge" and may at any time escalate into an active phase, said authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group Denis Putilin.
"currently we are on a new face, when all at any moment can turn into the most active phase. To talk about the fact that in the framework of the Minsk process, nothing happens and nothing is solved, it was not literally correct. In the ordinary life understand what was happening, and it seems to be no change, but, anyway, in practice, for each subgroup, there are certain steps and have made certain progress", he said in a live broadcast of the First channel.
before the Commissioner of the Ministry of defence DND stated that the intensity of the shelling of the Republic has grown, per day from the Ukrainian security forces documented at least 40 violations of the ceasefire.
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. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.