The head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini said that the escalation of open armed conflict in the East of Ukraine will lead to a serious deterioration of relations between the EU and Russia.
in the address published on the first day of the weekend, Mogherini said that " residential areas of Mariupol were fired today controlled by the separatist territory." According to Mogherini, it was after a series of attacks in the Donbass in the last days, which was accompanied by the announcement of further attacks from militias." This further escalation of open armed conflict is tragic consequences for residents, which has too long been suffering. It will steadily lead to further serious deterioration of relations between the EU and Russia ", - said in a communiqu?, RIA " Novosti ". Moscow has stated many times that is not involved in the events in the South-East of 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 charges against her unsubstantiated. Chapter proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) Alexander Zakharchenko said that the militia in the first day of the weekend launched an offensive in Mariupol. Before that, the head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that in the past day the militia forces attacked along the entire line of fighting in the Donbass. He also said about the death of 265 militias for the past day during fights. Remember, the first day of the weekend press center of the "special operations" Ukrainian security officials said the shelling of the Eastern margin of Mariupol militias. However, the militia declared Donetsk national Republic challenged data security forces about the shelling of Mariupol artillery DND. In addition, the Ministry of defence DND called blatant misinformation messages Ukrainian media about the shooting. Vice-speaker of the Parliament proclaimed the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Denis Putilin called the accusations of Kiev in the fire Mariupol to address militias provocation aimed at military development of the opposition in the Donbass. According to local media, the number of victims of the attack in Mariupol increased to 27 people, and among them two children, 97 people received injuries. Above the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Donetsk oblast Vyacheslav Abroskin reported that the number of victims of the shelling of the city up to 20 people.