Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said this at the meeting of the UN Security Council on ceasefire in Syria, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"It is precisely the Russian Federation’s support for the Assad regime that has led to the current disaster in Syria and taken the violence to a new level in recent months," the Ukrainian diplomat said.
He openly stated that "Russia is a de facto party to the conflict, which is trying to artificially impose itself as a mediator in the Syrian settlement process.”
The Russian tactics in Syria are similar to those in Donbas, Yelchenko continued.
"The current situation in and around Aleppo has too much in common with the tactics used by the Russian armed forces during the siege of the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve in February 2015, after signing of the Minsk Agreements," he stressed.