The head of Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation discussed the escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine and urged the Russian Federation to the execution of the Minsk agreements, said the White house.
"leader Obama declared today by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the recent rise of violence in Eastern Ukraine, which was a result of the attacks of Russian and separatist forces on the contact line ", - told in the White house.
"leader Obama said Ukraine's progress in implementing its commitments Under the Minsk agreements and said again that the Russian Federation should do the same ", - stated in the message.
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 in April last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. 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.