The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin yesterday evening discussed with colleagues from partner countries in the “Channel format” (France and Germany) a sharp deterioration of the situation in the Donbas.
“We have a real deterioration of the security situation in the Donbass, with a large number of attacks, we have many wounded. Russia deliberately destabilizie the situation. I discussed it with my colleagues in the “Channel format”. Last night I had a detailed conversation with Minister of foreign Affairs of France in order to kill this deliberate escalation of the situation from the Russian side”, – he said at a joint press conference with the head of the Federal Department of foreign Affairs of Switzerland Didier Burkhalter on Wednesday in Kiev.
According to Klimkin, the parties will continue to make every effort to prevent escalation in the security sphere in the region and to reach agreement on the release of the hostages.
As reported, according to the summary of the press center of the headquarters of the military operation, as of 6.00 environment over the past day the militants 85 times opened fire on positions of Ukrainian armed forces in Donbass, with the result that 8 soldiers were injured. In particular, in the seaside area of fighters of 25 times used the weapon against the Ukrainian military, in Donetsk – 28 times, and in Lugansk – 32 times.
The militants actively used on positions of the APU 152-mm, 122-mm and 120-mm artillery, including MLRS, and 120-mm and 82-mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and anti-tank, infantry fighting vehicles heavy machine guns and small arms.