Angelina Timofeeva. The situation in Ukraine continues to be Consistently great concern, said on Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking before the people's deputies of the Bundestag.
"Consistently great concern to us the situation in Ukraine. Also Invariably I am deeply convinced, because this conflict can be resolved only politically. Minsk consensus indicate a clear path for decision ", - said Merkel.
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.