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EU calls for end of hostilities in Avdiivka
17:46, 31 January 2017
EU calls for end of hostilities in Avdiivka

"The intense fighting around Avdiivka is a blatant violation of the ceasefire", noted in the European Union

17:46, 31 January 2017

Musa Magomedov Facebook

Intense fighting around Avdeevka constitute a flagrant violation of the ceasefire agreement. This is stated in the press service of the European External Action Service, published on the website of the EU Delegation in Ukraine.

Related: Ukraine to complement claim to International Court of Justice against Russia due to human rights violations in Avdiivka

According to the statement, the intense fighting around Avdiivka in the last few days, involving heavy shelling with proscribed weapons and leading to a considerable number of casualties, is a blatant violation of the ceasefire, as stipulated by the Minsk agreements. It puts civilian inhabitants at grave risk.

Related: United States are concerned with the situation in Avdiivka, - US Ambassador

“We call for the fighting to stop immediately.  This would also allow for the urgent repair of critical infrastructures. Full observance of the ceasefire is a crucial step towards the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, which is the basis for a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict, respecting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission must be granted full and unrestricted access to all conflict-affected areas”, reads the message.

Related: Situation in Avdiivka over past day: Defense Ministry information

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