It's war, no peace process in Donbas, - Ukraine's Interior Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Mortar attacks and sniper activity leave no doubts about it
10:15, 5 February 2021

Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov

Currently, the combat situation in Ukraine has worsened, and the peace process stopped. Arsen Avakov, the Interior Minister of Ukraine said so in the evening show at 1+1 TV channel. RBC-Ukraine quoted him as saying. 

"There's no peace process here anymore. Mortar strikes and sniper activity are observed. The war is going on", Avakov said.

According to him, due to the ongoing escalation in the Joint Forces Operation area, President Volodymyr Zelensky was forced to send Ruslan Khomchak, Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces.

Related: Day in Donbas: Nine ceasefire violations over day, - OSCE SMM

On February 3, OSCE SMM reported nine violations of ceasefire in Donbas. On Thursday, HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported that one Ukrainian serviceman was wounded near Pivdenne, Donetsk region.

Besides, it appeared that the Ukrainian soldier who went missing in Donbas in late January ended up in captivity of Russian militants.

Related: Macron insists on hard stance against Russia when it comes to Donbas conflict

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