Foreign Ministry concerned about the escalation of Donbas conflict
18:23, 13 March 2016

Foreign Ministry concerned about the escalation of Donbas conflict

Militants continue blocking the work of OSCE special observers

18:23, 13 March 2016


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its deep concern about the continuing exacerbation of the security situation in some districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, - reported the press service of MFA of Ukraine.
It is noted that from 5 March illegal armed groups significantly intensified their attacks near the village of Avdiyivka.

Earlier we reported that Humanitarian disaster may start in Donbas

"The main task is an expansion of controlled territory and the motion inland the "gray zone ". For this purpose Russian command formed group of forces composed of the tactical groups totaling up to 800 militants, reinforced by heavy weapons, including tanks up to 10 units, armored combat machines to 30 units, artillery guns (122mm and 152mm caliber) to 13 units, and mortars of 120 mm and 82 caliber to 20 units, as well as the MLRS "Grad" - up to 4 units ", - reported in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Also, the Ministry noted that the militants continue blocking the work of special observers of the OSCE monitoring mission.

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