In the area of Avdeyevka Kiev has consistently implemented a strategy of capturing new territories in the South-East of Ukraine. So says the permanent representative of Russia to OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.
“The strategy of Kiev on the gradual capture, meter by meter, the so-called “gray zone” on the contact line and the advanced positions of the militia of Donetsk are implemented, as we see, consistently,” — said Lukashevich at a meeting of the permanent Council on the situation in the Donbass. His words leads RIA Novosti.
Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE noted that the onset of the APU is fully consistent with the statements of the interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, who has previously called for the capture of the border in 2017, as well as the position of Petro Poroshenko, who refused to carry out political items of the Minsk agreements until the armistice.
“Finally, this is confirmed by the recent negotiations in the Contact group, where Kiev does not hide the goal to go at least to the line of 19 September 2014. And if possible to capture and settlements beyond that line, as happened with Shirokino and Marinka,” added Lukashevich.
The situation in the Donbass deteriorated sharply in late February. The parties to the conflict accuse each other of attacks and attempts of attack.