The speaker of the General staff military power of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev on the first day of the week expressed With the statement that the Ukrainian equipped with weapons forces do not store any preparation for an offensive.
"Built (the Ukrainian side – approx. OPINION) has 3 lines of defense. On 1-St line of work are made on 100% and on the second and third – still ongoing. It speaks about the fact that we are prepared to defend, not to attack ", – Seleznyov told Ukrainian Internet-edition of " Apostrophe ".
the Commissioner of the General staff says that despite the statements of the leaders of the Donetsk and Luhansk people's Republics do not expect the occurrence, as in this case, they " have equipped their engineering and fortifications "." as this is not done, they do not expect from us any offensive operations ", – he said. Responding to allegations of use of the Ukrainian party of prohibited weapons, the Speaker of the General staff said that the military open positions on illegal armed groups only return fire, and using heavy weapons, as if to notify about It the proper parties, including the OSCE Mission and the foreign countries involved in the conflict. Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE on the results in the last days of an inspection of the settlements that have been bombed within the Donetsk and Luhansk people's Republics, found that the fire in some cases were fired from the multiple launch rocket systems " Grad ". In the night of Sunday under a massive Bombardment of the APU hit Donetsk, Gorlovka, Telmanovo, as well as a number of settlements along the line of contact. The Republic attack from the security forces resulted in the death of five people. In Donetsk the attacks of the security forces has led to considerable damage. Plenipotentiary Representative of the Donetsk national Republic in Minsk talks Denis Putilin said that the parties to the conflict in the Donbas are in a step from beginning hostilities, and asked in a persistent form urgent intervention " channel four ". The head of the Luhansk and Donetsk people's Republics demanded reaction "channel four" on the issue of non-fulfillment by Ukraine of the Minsk agreements. 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. According to the UN at the end of July, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began more than 6, 8 thousand People, at least 17 thousand have Received damage of health.