Moscow in connection with the new OSCE SMM report On the humanitarian situation in the Donbas agitating Kiev to refrain from any actions that lead To the aggravation of the humanitarian issues of the region's residents, told on the first day of the week in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The Department of information and press of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation recalled that on 10 September, the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine has prepared a thematic report On " access To water in conflict-affected areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".
"(It) States that as of July this year, access To clean drinking water was limited to 1, 3 million people of Donbass, who lived mostly in the territories under the control of the LPR and DPR. The main reasons for this catastrophic situation, the mission considers the destruction of critical infrastructure as a result of the attacks, and also entered the Ukrainian authorities limits on the freedom of movement of goods and water through the line of contact in the conflict region ", - reported in the explanations.
"Draws on his own shoulders the attention that such actions are considered an observation mission of the OSCE as a gross violation of the norms of international humanitarian law, including its provisions for internal conflicts. Fully agree with the SMM that a lack of access To water not only threatens lives, but also may cause an exacerbation of tension in the conflict area, " - said in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
in this regard, Moscow "agitates the Ukrainian side, as foreseen in the Minsk" Complex measures ", to refrain from any actions that lead To the aggravation of humanitarian Affairs of the residents of Donbass ".