UN Security Council released statement on situation in eastern Ukraine

UN Security Council released statement on situation in eastern Ukraine

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After the consideration of the deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine, the UN Security Council on Tuesday released a press statement, Press Officer of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations Oleg Nikolenko told Ukrinform.

“When considering the situation in eastern Ukraine, particularly in Avdiyivka, at the UN Security Council, the delegation of Ukraine submitted a draft press statement that was supported by all members of the Security Council,” the Ukrainian diplomat said.

In the press statement, the text of which is available to Ukrinform, it is noted that: “The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern about the dangerous deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine and its severe impact on the local civilian population.

The members of the Security Council condemned the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements along the contact line in the Donetsk region that led to deaths and injuries, including among civilians.

The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and underlined the need for strict compliance with resolution 2202 (2015), which endorsed the “Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

The members of the Security Council called for an immediate return to a ceasefire regime”.

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