Attempts militias in the Donbass to take under the supervision of a fresh territory will lead to new sanctions against Russia, said the official authorized the U.S. Department of state John Kirby.
Speaking at a daily press conference, Kirby said that North America was concerned by reports about new attacks combined forces of Russia and the separatists on Ukrainian positions near Mariupol, Marinka and a number of other settlements with the use of heavy weaponry, banned by the Minsk agreements.
"Russia is directly responsible for these aggressive actions, which are unacceptable and in conflict (Minsk) contracts. Any Attempt to capture the fresh part of the territory of Ukraine will raise the price (for Russia), " said Commissioner of the state Department.
along with this he was not able to complement how many Russian soldiers, according to the USA, takes part in the fighting on the side of the militia, but I am sure that they support ".
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. Moscow has repeatedly stated that is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, but Western countries have imposed anti-Russian punishment in response to the crisis, in response, Russia has also imposed penalties against the EU and North America.