Moscow accused Kiev in a conscious rejection of the Minsk agreements

Dmitry Peskov

The worsening situation in the Donbass said that the Kiev authorities have no intention to implement the Minsk agreements, according to the Kremlin. This statement was made on Tuesday, January 31, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.

“We deeply regret that the leadership of Ukraine is deliberately refusing to implement these agreements, despite the fact that, under them, under the text, which sets out these arrangements, is the signature of the President of Ukraine”, — said the official representative of the Kremlin.

He also stressed that Moscow is one of the guarantors of the agreements, and called for greater pressure on Ukraine in the “Normandy format”. “Of course, and Moscow and Paris and Berlin should increase its influence and pressure in this case to Kiev in order to force Kiev to go after for the fulfillment of those items, which are recorded in the relevant documents”, — said Peskov.

Earlier Tuesday, the defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed DND reported that the Ukrainian army in the Donbas region, on 29 and 30 January have lost at least 78 soldiers killed and 76 wounded. According to the operational command of the Republic, as a result of artillery shelling by the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU) was de-energized the Zasyadko mine in the Kiev district of Donetsk. Under the ground there were about 200 miners.

The last few days in the vicinity of the Town (the town is about 20 kilometers from Donetsk) fierce clashes. Battles are conducted mainly for the industrial Park, which is located near Yasynuvata interchange. This transport hub is key because it connects Donetsk and Gorlovka.