Ukrainian Military claim that the worsening situation in the Donbass, as if it has to do with finding in Donetsk Russian General Alexander Lentsov.
Military first told that last night the Militia as if fired artillery and mortar fire in the area of Stroganovka to the South of Donetsk. They also state that during the battle, took the key height in the area. The militia called the news a "ballot box" in order to blame them for the breakdown of the Minsk agreements. The Ministry of defence DND stated that the Military themselves are in conflict, because " Starognatovk placed under their control, it turns out that They had occupied the heights, and who themselves are in control ". Kiev said that he wanted to urgently inform the OSCE, the EU, NATO and the "Normandy Quartet" about the worsening situation in the Donbass.
"There is operational information that is currently in Donetsk is Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov, his full-time position - the Deputy commander of land forces military power of the Russian Federation ", - said the spokesman of the General staff of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev on the first day of the week in the Ukrainian TV channel " 112 ".
Seleznev said that Lentsov " twice he performed the duties of chief of the Russian component of the overall center for control and coordination ".
"So he is well aware of the situation unfolding in Eastern Ukraine, has relevant information about the locations of forces of anti-terrorist operations. With his presence we attribute the worsening situation in the East of our country ", - said the spokesman of the General staff of Ukraine.
The Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine and Western countries many times accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the conflict in the Donbass. Evidence for this was provided. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the statement " public unsubstantiated insinuations ". First, Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
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 began more than 6, 8 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.