Countries-NATO members have discussed the situation in Eastern Ukraine and urging all parties to the conflict in the Donbas to exercise restraint, according to the communiqu?, the official envoy of the Commonwealth.
"on Wednesday the NATO Allies discussed the situation in Eastern Ukraine. Allies have expressed serious concern about the recent sharp escalation of violence. During the discussion, the Allies stressed the need for all parties to decrease tensions and to exercise restraint, "– quoted by RIA "Novosti" letter of the messenger of NATO.
While NATO said that any attempt by the militia to occupy more territory would be unacceptable to the international brotherhood. Special responsibility for resolving the crisis in Ukraine in the Alliance laid on Russia." Russia has a Special responsibility for finding a political solution ", – according to the document. In the process of discussing the Allies stressed that the focus ought to do on the continuation of the search for a solution through diplomatic means." Full implementation of the Minsk agreements – is the path to peace ", – notes in circulation. August 12, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated on the revitalization of the Ukrainian security forces along the line of contact that, according to the Ministry, indicating the possible recovery of hostilities in the South-East of Ukraine. On Sunday, the head of the delegation of the DND in the contact group on the peaceful settlement in the Donbass Denis Putilin said that the parties to the conflict in the Donbas are in a step from beginning hostilities. He said that the guarantors of the Minsk agreements – the leaders of France and Germany – obliged to respond to violations of the Minsk agreements by Kiev authorities. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. The military actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. 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, 8 thousand People.