Goal attempts of “serious worsening” of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine is the failure of the Minsk agreements, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, reports “Interfax”.
According to him, Kiev does “betting on a military solution to the conflict.” The President stressed that the Ukrainian authorities are “manifestly not ready for a peaceful solution.” “Moreover, (the Kiev authorities) openly talking about the organization of subversive and terrorist, subversive work, in particular, and in Russia”, — said Putin. He added that the Russian side “this can not bother.”
The worsening situation in the Donbass began on 29 January. On this day, the attacks began under the Avdeevka. In the escalation of the conflict sides — the Ukrainian army and militias self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic accuse each other.
On the eve of February 15, foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that “the responsibility for a new round of escalation of the situation are precisely the radical and nationalist forces in Kiev.” According to the Minister, it is documented by the reports of the special monitoring mission of the OSCE.
Ukrainian authorities to “confirm unwillingness” to make a choice in favor of a peaceful solution to the problems, stressed Lavrov. Kiev stubbornly “tries to achieve a military solution to the conflict”, noted the Minister.