The PACE President Anne Brasseur said that the situation in the East of Ukraine has deteriorated and urged the parties to the conflict not to disturb the Minsk consensus.
"The situation has deteriorated," she said at a press conference, noting that " violence is not the solution to the problem."
"in my vision, from what I've read, and report that I could read, it seems that there is evidence, according to which Russian citizens help the separatists," said Brasseur at a press conference in Strasbourg. However, she did not elaborate on what the report is about.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April 2014 in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the February coup d'etat in the region. According to the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 5 thousand civilians. The ninth of December in the Donbass began a consistent militias and security forces through the mediation of the OSCE another truce.
On January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased. The thirteenth of January, under the Volnovaha in the Donetsk region was hit by a bus, because it has lost the lives of 13 people. The bus driver said that the fire had controlled the Kiev military North. Military 18 January intensified shelling of Donetsk, Kiev officially acknowledged that at the airport of the city is a massive special operation. After a few days, 22 January, in Donetsk, was fired on public transport, died 8 people, 17 were injured.
in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that such events confirm the most serious concerns about the intention of Kiev by force to resolve the situation in the Donbass.