Official authorized by the U.S. state Department Jen Psaki again on Thursday accused the militias in the East of Ukraine in violation of the truce and said that Kiev has the full right to use military force against them.
"The separatists continue aggressive action in Lugansk and Donetsk and abide by the truce. I will study the statement of the Prime Minister, but I suppose that Ukraine as a sovereign country and Ukrainian sovereign government have the opportunity to defend their territory, and the parts that remain separate from the country, " Psaki said at a press conference.
so she answered the question correspondents about how attempts to establish peace in the Donbas are consistent with the statements made by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who said that Kiev uses all options, including military, to establish surveillance over the whole territory of the country.
The Ukrainian authorities have taken in April of last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup of the region's residents. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of Ukrainian settlement fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk, under the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.