The decision on the resumption of active hostilities in the Donbas deprived of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of support in the West. This opinion in an interview with “Tape.ru” stated the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir dzhabarov on Wednesday, February 1.
“I guess that’s the beginning of the end of the regime in Kiev, because he has other methods to restore peace in the South-East just yet. He could not apply, none of the Minsk agreement are not satisfied, he even can not carry out, having such a Parliament and such an environment in the form of “Right sector” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), “—said the Senator.
Dzhabarov believes that the Ukrainian President agreed to this provocation, to win over a new US President Donald trump and regain the loyalty of the authorities of France and Germany, but miscalculated. “Pretty everyone is tired of the Kiev regime, which for Europe puts all new and new challenges, constantly deteriorating because of this attitude of Europeans to Russia,” he added.
Earlier on January 30, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that Kiev resumed the offensive on the line of contact in the South-East of Ukraine in order to test how the new American administration is ready to provide further support to the Ukrainian authorities.
On the same day, the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that the escalation of the conflict may be cause for the immediate resumption of cooperation between Russia and the United States.
On 31 January the UN Security Council expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in the Donbass, and called immediately to restore the ceasefire.
Clashes in the South-East of Ukraine intensified on January 29. The fighting on the front lines with a length of 50 kilometers. The locals called the fighting near Avdeevka most intense from August 2015.