Secretary of Council of national security and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that Russia should withdraw its army and mercenaries from Donbass and Crimea.
"We agree With [the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey] Lavrov that our site is necessary urgently to bring foreign mercenaries, but together With the Russian mercenaries to the Russian leadership should draw regular units of the Russian military power, and not only From the Donbas and Crimea ", – Turchynov said, quoted by UNIAN.
on the last working day of the week the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov Century said about the presence in Ukraine of foreign mercenaries From both the warring parties and tried to convince them out of this place." must be displayed all mercenary soldiers and other citizens of foreign countries, there are currently at war, fighting on both sides. You see on television, as from Europe – from Western, Eastern, – from the Balkans and the Donbass, and the area controlled by Kiev, come, citizens, and among them, From the North of Europe – from the Baltics, Scandinavia, – give interviews. So, the Minsk agreement shall provide, by itself, eliminate all these warring people From the territory of Ukraine ", - has declared laurels. Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven. On March 16 of last year in the Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants who were in favor of joining region in Russia. March 21, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, as well as the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. 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 UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health.