State Department urged Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine and stop “threatening rhetoric”

“The US welcomes the OSCE statement of & nbsp; & ldquo; full resolve & quot; government forces of Ukraine and & nbsp; Russian-backed forces in & nbsp; eastern Ukraine fully adhere to control measures for & nbsp; ceasefire from & nbsp; 22 & nbsp; July 2020 & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. Washington hopes this will “ create peace that will create the diplomatic space needed to de-escalate regional tensions. '' Mr. Price noted that & nbsp; the United States is ready to assist in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

At the same time, the United States continues to call on Russia to fulfill its obligations under the & nbsp; Minsk Agreements & nbsp; to withdraw forces and & nbsp; armaments from & nbsp; the contact line to & nbsp; east of Ukraine. '' “ A & nbsp; also withdraw the forces that it has concentrated along the borders of Ukraine, and & nbsp; stop its aggressive and & nbsp; threatening rhetoric '', & nbsp; & mdash; the statement says.

Ukraine claims that the & nbsp; Trilateral Contact Group has agreed to return to & nbsp; full compliance with the ceasefire. According to the & nbsp; version of the OSCE, the parties “ expressed their determination '' observe the ceasefire. The Russian side claims that & nbsp; Ukraine is blocking the ceasefire process.



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