Controlled by the Kiev military has concentrated in the front line cluster in 70 thousand Soldiers, said the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.
"currently, over 70 thousand soldiers of Ukraine is concentrated along the separation line. Every day this number is increasing, " writes the Donetsk news Agency.
according to his statement, taking into account the unwillingness of Kiev to go to any steps to demilitarize in the Donbas, the military expansion can not talk about the desire for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. He also said that the agreement on the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre less than 100 mm could not sign in Minsk because of the reluctance of Ukraine to follow the path of demilitarization of the demarcation line." in the last meeting in Minsk discussed the issue of the diversion of arms. Ukraine rejected the contract, saying that tanks and mortars should leave ", - said the head of DND. First Plenipotentiary representative of the Donetsk national Republic in the negotiations of the contact group Denis Putilin said that the agreement on the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre less than 100 mm achieved in practice and was " final touches ". 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, local clashes and shelling of settlements continues.