Russian militants captured more territory of Donbas than that mentioned in Minsk agreements

Source : 112 Ukraine

The captured area is 1,400 square kilometers larger than it's supposed to be, according to the document
11:40, 17 February 2021

Novosti Donbassa

Pro-Kremlin mercenaries have captured more territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions that the area envisaged in the text of Minsk agreements. Serhiy Harmash, the representative of Ukrainian delegation in Minsk talks group posted that on Facebook. The message appeared after the online conference of political subdivision of the Minsk group on Tuesday, February 16.

"We've been trying to sort out the way Russian envoys treat the territory of temporarily occupied districts of Donbas. Because the territory that the Russian illegal armed formations de-facto captured is 1,400 kilometers bigger than that prescribed in Minsk agreements", Harmash wrote. 

According to him, it remains uncertain what kind of area is affected by Minsk agreements. Representative of the Russian delegation in the Minsk group insists that this question is just as important as the definition of the warring sides.

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Ukraine's Foreign Ministry denies Russia's role in solving the conflict in Donbas because this country is actually the warring side. 

Recently, Russian leader Vladimir Putin claimed that "Russia would not leave Donbas".

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