The US state Department: Russia is a source of violence in the Donbas

Russia is the main source of violence in the East of Ukraine. At the briefing of December 19 was declared by the speaker of the US state Department Heather Nauert, the press service of the Ministry.

She recalled that the humanitarian situation in the Donbas is deteriorating, and novoluhans’ke, Donetsk region on 18 December fired from jet systems of volley fire «Grad».

«Russia and its proxies are the source of violence in Eastern Ukraine — the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine is not a civil war. So-called «Republic», created by Russia, are illegal structures,» she said.

The U.S. state Department urged Russia to withdraw its troops and weapons from Ukrainian territory and stop the attack in the Donbas.

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The parties repeatedly declared a truce, but never managed to achieve full compliance.

On 20 December, the headquarters of the antiterrorist operation reported that during the day, in the Donbass two Ukrainian soldiers were killed, six more wounded and a combat injury.




The US state Department: Russia is a source of violence in the Donbas 20.12.2017

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