Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde has said that yesterday's attacks by Russian-led forces in Donbas are in breach of the Minsk agreements.
As a result of Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea, the peninsula has been turned into a human rights ghetto and a huge military base used by Russia even for its Syria intervention.
Kremlin continues to pursue a strategy of escalation in Donbas in flagrant violation of Russia’s obligations they have undertaken as a party to the Minsk agreements.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov has met with Acting Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan Sales, according to a statement posted on the NSDC website.
The Russian Federation continues to supply its occupation forces with the weaponry, regular troops and mercenaries “to the extent that now they dwarf many European armies.”
In 2019, 167 civilian casualties were recorded in Donbas.
Russia refuses to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements and continues to support bloodshed in Donbas, Acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Cherith Norman Chalet has said.
Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya made largely false remarks during a UN Security Council briefing on Ukraine on February 18.
Russia must immediately end aggression against Ukraine and fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements, Acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Cherith Norman Chalet has said.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov met with U.S. Under Secretary of State, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales and U.S. Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Kristina Kvien, the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry has reported.
The United States of America has expressed deep concern over escalation of the conflict in Donbas and called on the Russian Federation to comply with international obligations.
Ukraine will raise the issue of an attack by Russian-backed forces in Donbas at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, February 18, spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko has reported on his Facebook page.
Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, at a meeting chaired by President Volodymyr Zelensky, has endorsed a national security and defense strategy "Human Security – National Security," the press service of the head of state has reported.
Ukraine has the powerful Armed Forces and they strongly responded to the provocation of the Russian Federation's formations in Donbas this morning.