50 thousand Russian troops gathered near Ukrainian border

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia is trying to put pressure on Ukraine in the Minsk talks
14:19, 18 August 2015

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“Representatives of so-called “DPR” and “LPR” do not want peace, and try to step the situation up,  - said Spokesman of Ukrainian Armed Vladyslav Selezniov. – Currently there are 50 thousand Russian soldiers at the Russian-Ukrainian border”.

"In such a way Russian Federation is trying to put pressure on Ukraine, which supports an uncompromising principled position it the Minsk talks," he said to Unian.

According to the spokesman, terrorist act in Sartana (near Mariupol, Donetsk region) "is another proof that the militants use all means to maximize the escalation of the situation in ATO”.

The Russian side has not commented on this statement.

As a result of terrorist act in Sartana village three people died: a man and a young woman were found dead, and another woman died tonight after major injuries. Her 10-years-old daughter has her leg amputated after shell targeted their house.

The head of the Donetsk administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi asked the Cabinet to allocate $5 mln for the reconstruction of houses in Mariupol.

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