Moscow is convinced that the intensification of the conflict in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian authorities. This statement was made by President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a joint Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban press conference in Budapest, reports on Thursday, February 2, the correspondent of”.ru”.
“As for this aggravation, that our position is known: he was provoked by the Ukrainian side. On Friday last week, began in fact fighting”, — said the President.
According to him, the current Ukrainian government is not ready to implement the Minsk agreements and is looking for a way to abandon them. “And this, too, would contribute to the development of the conflict”, — said Putin.
The President also said that the intensification of armed confrontation in the South-East of Ukraine happened because of the needs of Kiev in the money and the desire to see yourself as a victim in the eyes of European partners.
February 1, the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has suggested that the escalation of the conflict on the contact line in the Donbass may be cause for the immediate resumption of cooperation between Russia and the United States.
Clashes in the South-East of Ukraine intensified on January 29. The locals called the fighting near Avdeevka most intense from August 2015.