The Russian foreign Ministry believe that the cooperation with the Russian generals in Donetsk militants is not contrary to the Minsk agreements.
About this at a briefing on Wednesday 10 February, said a spokesman for the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports the UNIAN.
«Do not think that communication with them (militants) is the support of the militants. It is this logic that leads to a deadlock the implementation of the implementation of Minsk agreements, because it is impossible, according to Kiev, to negotiate with terrorists, not with them to sit at the same table,» said Zakharova.
She believes that no one in the world calls militants of Donbass terrorists.
To the question whether normal is that the Russian party in SCCC fighters awarded military medals, Zakharova said:
«Abnormal is the fact that against their own people launched a counter-terrorism operation, despite the fact that no terrorists there».
Note that according to the Main Department of intelligence of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine, the Russian Federation lost for the period January-September 2015 more than 600 of its soldiers and over 2 thousand were injured in the fighting with Ukrainian forces anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine. At the end of January 2016 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that during the time of ATO in the Donbas killed 2269 Ukrainian servicemen.
Recall that the SBU has published evidence that Russian officers SCCC delegated to cooperate with the militants.
In addition, in the summer of 2015, it became known that Russian Colonel-General Alexander Lentsov (Deputy commander Land forces of the Russian Federation), who earlier headed the Russian group at the Joint center for control and coordination of fire, moved to the militants groups «DNI» and began to coordinate from the action.
The monitoring of observance of the Minsk agreements was established in September 2014, was composed of representatives of the Ukrainian side, the monitoring group of the OSCE and 76 servicemen of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation. Its function is to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Minsk agreement, in particular regarding the ceasefire and the organization of the buffer zone.
Russian generals are cooperating with militants in the Donbass in the framework of the «Minsk», said Lavrov 10.02.2016