Olga Denisova. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and tried to convince for urgent steps to de-escalate.
before the OSCE mission reported an increase in the number of violations of the cease-fire near Lugansk, where before long be preserved in respect of calm. In addition, last week, near of Donetsk, where observers special monitoring mission of the OSCE, burned several armored vehicles of the mission.
"The Secretary General is seriously concerned at the escalation of violence in Eastern Ukraine that, as they say, led to the death of civilians on both sides of the contact line. He informed about the reports of intimidation aimed at the special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine, and expects all parties to fully respect the role of the OSCE and its staff and equipment ", - is informed in the press service of the UN.
The head of the UN tried to convince all parties " to continue the dialogue and in full force to follow the letter and spirit of the Minsk agreements, including with regard to the use of heavy weapons ". In this regard, He tried to convince to take " immediate steps to de-escalate the current situation ".
on the first day of the week the Ukrainian Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) adopted an opinion on the temporary closure of transport corridors across the delimitation line in the Donbass in the area of human settlements and Major zaytsevo.
The Secretary-General drew attention to the need to provide " free access to humanitarian aid, as well as to provide free movement for citizens within the country ". He also expressed " support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat citizens 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.