The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine tried to convince the Russian Federation to de-escalate the situation in the Donbass
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine urged the Russian Federation to take immediate steps for the ceasefire in the Donbass.
"The Ukrainian side to persuade Russia to take immediate steps to stop the escalation of the situation in the Donbass, and steadily implement the provisions of the Minsk agreements of 5 and 19 September 2014 and 12 February 2015, for example in respect of the ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons," - said in a report the Agency released the first day of the week.
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry also informs that Ukraine will make an extra effort to attract the attention of world brotherhood to a " dangerous deterioration of the situation in the Donbas and the consideration of the issue in need of international formats." In the message also it is noted that the militias are gaining strength along the separation line.
however, Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. Moscow agitating Kiev to establish a direct dialogue with the proclaimed republics of Donbass.
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov called delusional unthinkable and statements of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about the possibility of Russian aggression against the countries of Europe. As the Minister noted that the Ukrainian leadership is trying to heat up the situation, the head of Poroshenko " more concerned to maintain Russophobia in the West, in order to artificially heighten tensions and thereby divert attention from its failure to fulfill what signed up for." The inability of the current Kiev authorities causes in the Russian capital the alarm, Lavrov added.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".