Russia tells US representatives that Kyiv makes provocations in Donbas
Russia and the United States have maintained contacts due to the aggravation of the situation in eastern Ukraine
Russian Foreign Ministry and the U.S. representatives discussed the escalation of the situation in Donbas. The Kremlin has said that Kyiv is conducting “provocative actions” in Eastern Ukraine. The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov reported about this, as TASS writes.
“We have had contacts with the U.S. administration regarding the situation in Donbas. We have comprehensively explained to the American side what is happening,” he said.
Ryabkov also said that representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry during a conversation with American colleagues accused Kyiv of “provocative and defiant” actions.
“Washington should be concerned about the consequences of this coordinated policy. I do not see any sense in returning to this topic,” Ryabkov added.
Earlier, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated that it is necessary to ‘urgently bring to senses’ the Ukrainian authorities due to the escalation in Donbas.
Recently, the escalation is observed in the zone of Donbas Conflict. During the past 24 hours, the militants violated the ceasefire seven times and two Ukrainian military men were killed.
Due to this fact, Ukraine initiates the urgent extraordinary meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group to discuss the urgent adoption of measures on restoration of ceasefire regime.