OSCE observers recorded "significant military presence" of the Ukrainian military and the construction of their defensive trenches in controlled areas to the North-North-West of Donetsk, informs the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE.
"in government-controlled areas of Ukraine to the North-North-West of Donetsk, the SMM noticed a significant presence of military power of Ukraine and the development and strengthening of the defensive trenches ", - is informed in the report of the OSCE special monitoring mission on the situation for Wednesday evening, Thursday, RIA " Novosti ".
The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the results of the negotiations in Minsk and Donbass equal to zero. For his part, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the meeting of the Russian security Council expressed regret at the fact that Kiev still shows no willingness to resolve the situation in Donbass. And NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the threat of a resumption of heavy fighting in Ukraine and tried to convince all parties to fully implement the Minsk consensus. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand People. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce 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.