Dmitry Zlatarev. The outbreak of violence in Eastern Ukraine, putting at risk the implementation of the Minsk agreement, said Tuesday the official authorized state Department of the USA John Kirby.
"Although we welcome the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line, we are concerned by the rising violence in Eastern Ukraine in the past two weeks. In the Donetsk and Lugansk regions separatists many times attacked the Ukrainian equipped with weapons forces, using small arms and anti-tank weapons, anti-aircraft weapons and heavy machine guns, " he said.
Kirby noticed that " violent acts jeopardizes the implementation of the Minsk agreements ". The details of the contract he called the " right road to peace ". The Commissioner of the state Department tried to persuade " to implement their commitments of the Russian Federation and of the separatists ", but not mentioned in this context, Kiev.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.