In the Donbas, a growing number of attacks by militants from the Russian Federation continues to receive weapons

Despite the agreement of the “Christmas ceasefire”, the Ukrainian side has reported growth in the number of attacks in the East of Ukraine, including with mortars, tanks, artillery, forbidden by the Minsk agreements, the press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, country representative in the Trilateral contact group (TAG) Leonid Kuchma Darka olifer.

“The escalation has become possible because for the duration of the armistice, the Russian Federation has not used its influence on the illegal armed groups of certain regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions to stop the firing,” wrote D. olifer on his page on the social network Facebook on Wednesday following the meeting of the TAG in Minsk.

In addition, she noted that through the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border continued supply of arms and ammunition. “The IAF ORDO continue to place heavy weapons in towns, hiding behind civilians, in particular, in Donetsk and Gorlovka . The Ukrainian side once again voiced the demand to stop the supply of arms and ammunition to non-government-controlled part of Donbass and to withdraw from the territory of Donbass weapons and Russian military forces,” wrote the press Secretary of Leonid Kuchma.

Also, the Ukrainian side noted the necessity of unimpeded access of the OSCE SMM to all areas ORDA including uncontrollable Ukraine the Ukrainian-Russian border, and insists on the implementation of the Memorandum of 19 September 2014, providing control over Ukraine’s Debaltsevo, the demilitarization of a number of settlements, creation of security zones along the uncontrolled part of the border.

Once again the Ukrainian side and at the level of subgroups, and the TAG demanded open PPC “gold”, but also requires security guarantees for the recovery of mobile communication in the territory of the ORDO. “It is necessary to repair the 17 sites, however, is that none of the appliances are not repaired due to the lack of the regime of silence,” wrote D. olifer.

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