Commissioners of the Department of EU Affairs and security policy, meets at the ambassadorial level, will visit Ukraine in September to assess the implementation of the Minsk agreements and options for the EU's work in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, said the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.
"We agreed to build a special visit of the Department for foreign and security policy of the EU in Ukraine in September to gather data about the state of Affairs and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, as well as to consider options for further engagement by the EU within the Donetsk and Luhansk regions ", – Poroshenko said after talks With President of the European Council Donald Tusk, reports RIA " Novosti ".
on Thursday, Poroshenko said that eliminates 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. The Ukrainian leader did not rule out holding a telephone conference in the Normandy format. 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.