The U.S. state Department know nothing about the statements of the authorities of Donetsk national Republic (DND), according to which the Ukrainian Military has not removed their weapons from the dividing line, said on the first day of the week, the official representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Jen Psaki.
first Deputy army commander DND Eduard Baturin said that " the statements of the Ukrainian mass media about the end of March 7th security forces removal of heavy weapons from the contact line does not correspond to reality ", because, according to him, almost all derived technique is 20-30 km from the line of contact and able for a couple of hours to return to their former positions.
"I have not seen these letters before you confirm any data, would prefer to wait for the Russian-backed separatists allowed the OSCE to conduct independent monitoring of what is happening," said Psaki.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The resolution of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, such as during meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on 12 February ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, parties blame each other in violation of the " silence mode ", though, and they say that the truce in General observed.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.