The Ministry of foreign Affairs refuted the statement about Russia supplying tanks to the militia in the Donbass, there is only humanitarian aid, said the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We were accused that in these white trucks Russia sends tanks. What It tanks, you now know it ? Is not the tanks, It's humanitarian aid. This is already the 37th escort ", ? Zakharova said.
in her expressions, the total weight of the delivered goods Since August of last year amounted to over 45 thousand Tons, RIA " Novosti ". Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven. 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.