The source of violence in the East of Ukraine – is a country-aggressor Russia and its puppets in the Donbas, the escalation in the last weeks before the New year is that the Kremlin withdrew the Russian officers from the Joint center for coordination and control of the ceasefire. About it at yesterday’s briefing said the press-attache of the U.S. Department of state Heather Nauert.
“Earlier, the centre had organized periods of cease-fire for the safety of civilians. However, the Russian authorities unilaterally decided to withdraw from this mechanism of reducing military tension,” she said.
According to Nauert, “Russia and its proxies in the Donbas are the source of violence in the East of Ukraine”, the Kremlin, leading the terrorists and supplying them with military means, “continues to heat up active armed conflict and humanitarian crisis” in the region.
“Also, the Russian government has direct control over their puppets in the “local authorities”. The conflict in the East of Ukraine – is not a civil war, and so-called “Republic”, which was created by Russia are not legitimate groups,” – said the speaker of the state Department.
According to her, the situation in the Donbas has not improved: it “unwinds the spiral of violence”. The representative of the foreign Department of the USA recalled how under the leadership of the Russian Federation the day before yesterday was fired from RSZO the village of Novoluganskoe.
“U.S. urges Russia to stop attacks in Eastern Ukraine, withdraw its forces and heavy weapons from the sovereign territory of Ukraine and to agree on specific UN peacekeeping mission,” concluded Neuert.