Russia increases the level of aggression in Donbas and expands military potential at the border with Ukraine. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andry Paruby claimed this at the meeting with US Special Envoy Kurt Volker broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
'I want to emphasize that the Russian aggression only increases at the East of Ukraine at the preceding period. 10 Ukrainian died and 70 militaries were injured only during last two months. And there is 162 died since the beginning of the year. I want to say that Russia continues to expand military potential at the border with Ukraine and continues the building of the military base in Boguchar, Voronezh region and in Valuyki, Belgorod region', Paruby said.
The speaker of the Verkhovna Rada urged to extend the sanctions against Russia due to this.
'It gives us the grounds to say that Putin continues the aggressive policy against Ukraine and does not plan to changes his attitude. So we have the important attitude to continue and to extend the sanctions against Russia', he noted.
Earlier it was reported that four Ukrainian soldiers died in the armed zone of Donbas Conflict.