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Ukraine's Foreign Ministry claims worsening situation in Donbas region
21:59, 25 July 2016
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry claims worsening situation in Donbas region

Ministry is deeply concerned about dramatic worsening of security situation in Eastern Ukraine

21:59, 25 July 2016

gazprom.ru

Foreign Ministry said this in the statement released by the press service of the department, Unian reports.

"The Russia-backed militants fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 189 times only on July 22-24, 2016. At the same time they continue to defiantly and provocatively use weapons, which are breached by the Minsk agreements", reads the statement.

In particular, it is emphasized that the positions of the Ukrainian military and civilian infrastructure, including homes were attacked from 122 mm artillery systems 89 times, from 120 mm mortars 30 times, and 50 times from 82 mm mortars. Six clashes took place in Novozvanivka, Trudovske and Avdiivka, resulting in losses among the personnel of the Ukrainian forces.

They continue to record the presence of a significant number of Russian heavy weapons, which must not be used in accordance with the Minsk Agreements.

Related: Large-scale smuggling of weapons in Donbas region

"The targeted escalation of the security situation occurs on the background of the massive deliveries of the military equipment, weapons and ammunition from the Russian Federation to Donbas region, including the new mercenaries and professional soldiers of the Russian army", Foreign Ministry said in the statement.

Related: Both sides of the Eastern Ukraine conflict illegally detain and torture the civilians

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