Moscow is concerned about the situation in the Donbas and wants to formulate its position on this issue depending on the developments, said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"Naturally, in the capital of Russia very carefully see and experience extreme anxiety because of provocative actions from the military power of Ukraine ", - quoted Peskov RIA " Novosti ".
"We are deeply concerned by the ongoing attacks of settlements in the Donbass, death, children, and for this reason We are very closely watching how the situation develops, and depending on the development will be formulated position," - said Peskov, answering the question whether Russia is the initiator of the conversation in the Normandy format in connection with the situation. He added that Moscow expects the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Recall, on Wednesday in the Donbas were initiated clashes between security forces and militia in Hoth of which were injured about 90 people. Before that the Mayor of Donetsk Igor Martynov reported the deaths of 4 civilians in the shelling of 2 parts of the city. Advisor to the head of Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration Tatiana Lip announced the death of one Ukrainian soldier. In her expressions, injured 18 soldiers. The military also talked about the stabilization of the situation in Marinka and Krasnogorovka. Prior to that, head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that the Ukrainian security Forces without loss stopped the advance of the militia DND in the area of Marinci. The head of the Ministry of defense of the Donetsk national Republic Vladimir Kononov said first that the Donetsk people's Republic considers the actions controlled by the Kiev military disruption of the Minsk agreements. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.