The Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on problems of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said the prohibition of Congress to the aid of the battalion " Azov ".
before the U.S. Congress adopted the amendments proposed by Congressman John Conyers, according to which the US does not have the ability to train soldiers of the Ukrainian armed the creation of " Azov ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
in a special operation were involved several so-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources, among them the battalion " Azov ", which was financed by the oligarch and former Governor of Dnepropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky. In the Russian Federation against Kolomoisky prosecuted under the criminal code according to section " use of prohibited means and methods of warfare ". The Ministry of defense of Ukraine in early April stated that the units involved in special operations in the South-East of Ukraine, transferred to the Ukrainian army and national guard, and any voluntary associations in the Donbas is no more.
June 3 in the area of Marinci has been a serious battle, the victims of which, according to the UN, became 34. The military has accused the militia in the attack, the same called statements of Kiev speculation. Authorized self-proclaimed republics said that the Ukrainian Military continues to pull to the contact line of heavy equipment and jet systems of volley fire, and the intensity of the attacks increased. The authorities DND and LNR pushing that War had brought heavy weapons to a safe distance, regulated by the Minsk agreements. Read