Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Union tried to convince them to respect the Minsk agreements and progress in the negotiations in connection with the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and the shelling of the OSCE mission, reported in circulation, the official envoy of the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini.
before the head of the OSCE Ivica Dacic said that the observers came under fire in Eastern Ukraine, his " minimal impact ". The Ukrainian Military and the Ministry of defence DND information about the shelling did not have.
"The new escalation of the conflict, increasing the number of victims in the result of an attack on certain government-controlled areas today and on the night of 10 August Staroignatevka, violates the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements. Also all the incidents, the purpose of which was the OSCE special monitoring mission, including the placement of observers in the crossfire in Happiness and Shirokino and arson of cars mission in Donetsk, risking the key role that SMM plays in the monitoring and enforcement of implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - said the Commissioner Mogherini.
He said that " the Minsk agreement must be implemented in good faith, since full compliance with the Treaty on the stop-fire and proper withdrawal of heavy weapons ".
"we must give new impetus to the negotiations of the trilateral contact group and be allowed to finish the implementation of the Minsk agreements in the agreed timeframe to the end of the year," said EU Commissioner.