The United States accused the militias of Donbass that they do not abide by the ceasefire. A statement published on the Department’s website.
“The United States is closely monitoring growing violence in Eastern Ukraine in recent weeks and the continuing failure of the Russian-separatist forces to observe a ceasefire, provided Minsk agreements”, — said in comments.
The state Department condemned the incident on Friday, February 24, “the attack on the Special observation mission of the OSCE” and “capture the unmanned vehicle” owned by her.
“It is imperative that these forces ceased its attacks on the civilian infrastructure, including at the Donetsk filter station. We call on Russia and the separatist forces it supports to cease immediately to violate the ceasefire, withdraw all heavy weapons and to provide OSCE monitors full and unimpeded access”, — underlined in the message of Department.
At the end of January in the Donbass began a deterioration of the situation. This happened after the attempts of the Ukrainian armed forces go on the offensive. The battles of Avdiyivka were the most violent since August 2015, when Kiev security forces conducted massive bombardment of the territory of the breakaway Donetsk people’s Republic.
In the last days of the conflict occurred around Donetsk filtering station. In the night of Saturday, February 25, the Ukrainian fighters from the radical nationalist units took over the enterprise. The next day, the military leadership of Ukraine made the removal of radicals from the station.