The last days in the East of Ukraine became one of the bloodiest.
The U.S. state Department urged Russia to stop the escalation in the Donbas and to adhere to the obligations under the Minsk agreements.
“We call on Russia to stop the aggression in Ukraine and to respect its commitments within the framework of the Minsk agreements”, – said the representative of Gosdepartamenta Heather Nauert on Tuesday.
“Russia says that it seeks to protect the Russian speaking population, however, as repeatedly stated by our envoy in the talks on Ukraine Kurt Volker, now the world is not more dangerous for the Russian-speaking population than the Eastern Ukraine”, she added.
This week in the East of Ukraine became one of the bloodiest this year. At the moment, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another 23 were injured, reminded Neuert.
The fighting has affected the civilian population. 13-year-old boy and his father died from the explosion of an artillery shell that hit their house on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government. The shells also fell in the chlorine pipeline in the territory of the Donetsk filtering station.
According to Nauert, Russian and Ukrainian military and civilians continue to die in the conflict, deployed by the Russian government, together with the forces that it equips, completes, guides and cooks. And while Russia supports violence in Eastern Ukraine, ending in the region of money, military and resources, its own economy is in stagnation.
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