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'Armed Forces to respond tough, according to situation', - Zelensky's response to escalation in Donbas

The president of Ukraine reacted to the artillery attacks in Donbas; four Ukrainian servicemen were killed over the last 24 hours
10:17, 7 June 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, June 4, 2019
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The Ukrainian military will adequately respond to the enemy attacks; the latest artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions pose another attempt to disrupt the negotiations on the implementation of the ceasefire. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that as his press office quoted him.

'The attacks on the Ukrainian military are an obvious attempt to break the ceasefire talks process once again. On the diplomatic level, our position on the necessity of ceasefire and the release of prisoners remains solid and stable', Zelensky said.

Related: Donbas: Four Ukrainian servicemen die over last 24 hours

He added that the use of artillery shows that Russia lost control over the militants in Donbas.

'The outraging violation of Minsk agreements, the use of artillery shows at least partial loss of control and management of the mercenaries. We hope the Russian side will resume control over these units', he said.

The Ukrainian leader also expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased warriors.

Four Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the combat area in Donbas over the last 24 hours. 

Related: Donbas: Five attacks on Ukrainian positions

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