We must give new impetus to the negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, said the official representative of the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini.
"The new escalation of the conflict, increasing the number of victims in the result of an attack on certain government-controlled areas today and on the night of 10 August Staroignatevka, violates the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements. Also all the incidents, the purpose of which was the OSCE special monitoring mission, including the placement of observers in the crossfire in Happiness and Shirokino and arson of cars mission in Donetsk, risking the key role that SMM plays in the monitoring and enforcement of implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - said the Commissioner Mogherini.
remember, despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. Yesterday foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in conversation with the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin tried to convince Kiev to direct dialogue with Donbass. Prior to this it was stated that the loss of the Ukrainian security forces while trying to break the line of defence self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) in Telmanovo district was 7 men killed, eleven more were damaged health. At the same time the Deputy commander of the militia DND Eduard Baturin said that the attempted breakout was preceded by a bombardment of settlements Petrovsky, Novolasp and Belaya Kamenka in Telmanovo district, Donetsk region. Seven August the head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has not ruled out a full-scale resumption of hostilities because of the failure of the Kiev diversion technique.