The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has ruled out the possibility of the conclusion of the 3rd Minsk agreement, Minsk-3, in the end of negotiations to resolve the conflict situation in the South-East of the country.
"Don't exist and will Not exist any Minsk-3. We have complex arrangements, and it should run " – Poroshenko said at a joint press conference With President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday in Brussels. The Ukrainian leader did Not rule out holding a telephone conference in the Normandy format, reports RIA " Novosti ".
remember, the trilateral contact group on Ukraine agreed on Wednesday to try to broker a ceasefire in the Donbass by September 1. In the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. In DND stated that the slightest provocation on the amount of equipment and forces, which Kiev pulled up to the line of contact in Donbas, increases the likelihood of a reduction to full-scale hostilities. Last week, the Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin stated that the Ukrainian Military are hatching plans for the encirclement of Donetsk. According to his statement, after " carrying out shelling of the positions of the DPR armed forces begin an offensive on Mariupol and debaltseve directions." Prior to this, Deputy permanent envoy of Russia to the OSCE Andrey Rudenko said that Kyiv tightens equipment and weapons to the separation line in the Donbass, it may indicate the preparation of a large-scale provocation. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 6, 8 thousand People, at least 17 thousand have Received damage of health.