Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden in conversations with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has been accused of the Russian Federation in violation of the Minsk agreements, because, according to him, regular Russian troops are waging an offensive in the South-East of Ukraine.
"Vice-President again strongly condemned the offensive of the Russian-backed separatists in the Ukrainian city of Debaltsevo, which was directly supported by periodic forces of Russia, valid in Ukraine that was clear if all three of the Minsk agreements (two of the September and February), as well as the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine ", - said the White house, reports RIA " Novosti ". They also discussed opportunities for effective monitoring of the ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. In addition, Biden tried to convince to the execution of the Minsk order implementing agreements before agreements. On the last working day of the week the U.S. White house has been accused of the Russian Federation in compliance Minsk agreements and said that Washington will impose against Russia fresh punishment if Moscow does not start not to break them. For its part, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in conversation with the Vice President of the United States Joe Biden has asked Washington to impose fresh sanctions against Russia. At the same time before the last working day of the week the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande refused to assure the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine, saying that it had no evidence of the presence of Russian military equipment in Ukraine. 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. Last week Kiev recognized the lack of Donbass regular units of the Russian army. The chief of the General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine Colonel-General Viktor Murzenko said that Kyiv has information about the participation of individual Russian Citizens and soldiers of the Russian army in the armed conflict in the Donbass, but said that the Ukrainian army keeps fighting with periodic parts of the Russian army. However, later Deputy head of Department of information technology Ministry of defence of Ukraine Sergey Galushko said about the presence of Russian troops in the 2nd echelon forces militia ". Official authorized by the Russian defense Ministry, major-General Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian defense Ministry surprised by the statement of the messenger of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Sergey Galushko, which, being a subordinate of the chief of the General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine, may in fact be refuted." It is hard to imagine at least another military Ministry in a world where public statements are made on the principle "every Cochet wants to crow," he told reporters Konashenkov. January 20 official authorized by the Russian defense Ministry, major-General Igor Konashenkov called "hallucinations" and "absolute nonsense" statement of Kiev on the transfer of Russian military in Ukraine. According to official Russian Ambassador to the OSCE Andrey Kelin, Kiev showed no evidence of the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine.