The Ukrainian Military needs to return fire and break the truce in the Donbass self-defense, said the official authorized state Department, John Kirby.
Speaking at the press conference, Kirby said " according to the OSCE, a Large number of violations (Minsk agreements) comes from Pro-Russian separatists ".
"A large number of attacks comes from Pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine can defend itself. Clearly what we desire from all sides to adhere to the Minsk agreements, which provides for the withdrawal of weapons and the cessation of violence, the dialogue about the settlement, " he said, answering the question, recognize wrongful whether the U.S. shelling from the Ukrainian security forces in the conflict area.
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. On the first day of the week press center of special operations in the Donbass said that since the beginning of the current day, the militia fired at 3 localities close to the Donetsk and the village Starognatovk under Mariupol. In the Ministry of defence DND, for his part, said that the Ukrainian Military for the last days was released on the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic 1009 jet, artillery and tank shells and mines.
however, 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. Moscow agitating Kiev to establish a direct dialogue with the breakaway republics of Donbass.