The Russian side could undertake efforts to resolve the conflict in the Donbass only at political and diplomatic levels. On Friday, February 3, said the Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, reports the correspondent of”.ru”.
According to him, the work of the contact group is conducted including with participation of the assistants of the Russian President. “The main thing now is some way to force and persuade Kiev to abandon here such here adventures enough criminal and could undermine the Minsk process,” said Sands, answering the question of journalists that Moscow is taking, to prevent shelling of Donetsk “Grad” by the Ukrainian military.
In the night of Friday residential quarters of the city was subjected to massive rocket fire from heavy caliber weapons. In the attack two people were killed and another 10 injured. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called actions of the Ukrainian military barbarism and accused Kiev of violating international obligations and norms of morality.
The military operation of the Kiev authorities against the self-proclaimed LNR and DNR started in April 2014 as a response to the statement of republics their independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine, inter alia, discussed in Minsk by the contact group, which since September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.