Barbaric shelling of Donetsk by the Ukrainian military there are no excuses. This statement was made official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, on Friday, 3 February, reports RIA Novosti.
According to her, these actions not only violate the international obligations of Kiev, in particular, the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war, but also all norms of morality. “Bombed the sleeping city, destroy innocent people can only vandals. We have no other definition of the people who made this night RAID,” said Zakharov on the briefing.
She said that in the night of Friday, the city underwent a massive missile bombardment by the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU). Residential areas suffered dozens of attacks from heavy caliber weapons, including rocket systems of volley fire “Hurricane” and “Grad”. Among civilians there are killed and wounded, said the representative of the foreign Ministry.
Earlier on Friday, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin at the security Council meeting of the world organization said that the Kiev authorities use them provoked clashes in the town as a reason for complete rejection of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
On 2 February President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a joint Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban press conference in Budapest was of the opinion 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.
The intensification of the conflict in the Donetsk region began on January 29. In particular, he developed fighting near Avdeevka. They were the most violent since August 2015, when Kiev security forces conducted massive shelling of the city. According to recent reports, the shelling of Donetsk, two people were killed and another 10 injured.