MOSCOW, 4 February. Russia is concerned by behavior of the representatives of the Ukrainian power structures against the Russian troops from the Joint center for control and coordination on the border and places all responsibility for the negative consequences for Ukraine. This was stated at a briefing Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
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“The Russian foreign Ministry was invited charge d’affaires of Ukraine in Moscow, which were relatively took place on 2-3 February incident at the checkpoint “goptovka-nekhoteevka” on the Russian-Ukrainian state border, – said she. – It is absolutely disgraceful conduct an inspection and ugly behavior of representatives of power structures of Ukraine, which for 16 hours tested a group of 73 Russian officers from functioning in the South-East of Ukraine the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of demarcation line of the parties, who were returning to Russia in the manner planned and coordinated the rotation after the completion of official business”.
I was looking for during the inspection within 16 hours, remains a mystery, continued Zakharova. “Probably looking for tanks, – she assumed. – Instead of tanks found two laptops and a hard drive. Needless to say, they confiscated. What is confiscated, you didn’t. But this behavior and seizure suggest that there may be some further provocations”.
“Summoned to the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation to the Ukrainian diplomat stated that Moscow greatest concern is this practice against Russian troops, involved in the implementation of the joint mission, an initiative which was agreed at the highest level, – said the official representative of the guardian. – Our officers are on the territory of Ukraine with the consent of the General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine, and organized provocation by the Ukrainian side, of course, is absolutely unacceptable.”
“All responsibility for possible negative consequences of the incident lies entirely on the Kiev authorities”, – said Zakharov.