The Security Council of the United Nations is concerned about the deteriorating situation in the East of Ukraine and urged to immediately restore a ceasefire. As reported RIA Novosti, said in a statement issued on Tuesday, January 31, the UN security Council.
“The members of the Security Council expressed serious concern at the dangerous deterioration of the situation in Eastern Ukraine and serious impact on local residents. The members of the Security Council called for an immediate return to the ceasefire”, — stated in the document submitted to the security Council delegation in Kiev.
The document supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and underlined the need to implement the Minsk agreements and resolution 2202 of the UN security Council on the peaceful settlement of the conflict.
Earlier on 31 January, the official representative of the Secretary-General of the world organization Stefan Dujarric said that the parties to the conflict in the Donbass should immediately stop “all hostilities” and abide by the truce.
That the UN security Council on 31 January behind closed doors to discuss the escalation of the conflict in the East of Ukraine, on the same day, said the representative of the presidency of the security Council of Sweden Olaf Skoog. He said that the meeting was convened at the initiative of Kyiv.
The permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said that on Thursday, February 2, will host an open meeting of the security Council of the organization on the situation in the Donbass.
Conducted a few days the battles of Avdiyivka were the most violent since August 2015, when the Ukrainian security forces conducted massive bombardment of the territory of the breakaway Donetsk people’s Republic. Also on Tuesday, the Ukrainian army shelled located near Donetsk city Yasinovataya of reactive systems of volley fire “Grad”.
The armed conflict in the Donbass began in the spring of 2014 after the attempt of the new Kiev authorities to suppress the demonstrations in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The result of the confrontation, according to the UN, has killed more than 9.5 thousand people.