The truce in the Donbass violate not only the militia, but also in Kiev, said at the conclusion of the EU summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"Both sides of the conflict in Ukraine violated the Ceasefire. The separatists do it more often, but the contract has an obligation to be respected by both parties ", - quotes its words news Agency.
"No, We did not speak today about Ukraine," she said, answering reporters ' questions." We can touch upon this information on the last working day of the week when we will talk about the common foreign policy of the EU, " Merkel said. Explaining the situation in Ukraine, it stressed the " crucial importance of the Minsk agreements ". Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a Truce 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.