The Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope That the situation in the Donbass will not come to open large-scale clashes between militias and the Ukrainian army.
"I hope to open direct large-scale clashes will not come ", – he said." With regard to the Treaty " Minsk-2 ", I think, there is no other alternative to resolve the situation is not, in the end, no doubt, peace will prevail", - has declared the President of Russia, RIA " Novosti ".
The task of world brotherhood, to reduce the loss in the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, Putin said. According to the head of the country, there is evidence about the fact That Ukrainian army is concentrated in the Donbass forces, among them military equipment." The militia of Donbass proposed to withdraw all military equipment, the caliber of less than 100 millimeters. Unfortunately, the opposing party did not, and Vice versa, according to our data, concentrating their units there, and among them enhanced military equipment", - has said. Yesterday the Deputy commander of the corps of the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Bacurin stated That the Ukrainian Military used shelling of settlements to distract attention from the redeployment of its troops To the separation line, the situation is complicated With each passing day. 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 ". 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.