The state Department urged Russia to respect the ceasefire in the Donbas

The official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert at a press briefing said that Washington condemns the violence in Eastern Ukraine and calls upon Russia to observe the cease-fire, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“The United States condemns the recent violence in the East of Ukraine. The last 24 hours are the most bloody in 2017. At the moment it is known that eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed, five of which, according to preliminary data, were killed in the attack forces, supported by Russia,” she said.

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Neuert stressed that Washington once again “calls on Russia and force, which is located in the East of Ukraine, to immediately respect the ceasefire” and the Minsk agreement.

We will remind, the situation in the Donbass remains tense: over the past day the militants of 21 times violated the ceasefire. However, did not pacify the enemy and after midnight, starting from the tanks and “Grad” fire Krasnogorovka. Killing four Ukrainian soldiers. Since July 19, and as of the moment, in the East of the country killed nine of the Ukrainian military.