NATO warns Moscow to abstain from further escalation in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia's destabilizing actions undermine all efforts to calm down the tensions, - Oana Lungescu, the Alliance's press secretary
08:47, 7 April 2021

112 Agency

Considering the movement of Russian troops not far from the border with Ukraine and the breaches of agreements on the ceasefire in Donbas, which became more frequent lately, NATO warns Moscow to abstain from any further escalation of the situation. Oana Lungescu, press secretary of the Alliance said so in her interview for Die Welt.

"NATO will continue to keep supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We stay vigil and keep watching the situation very closely", the NATO representative said.

She added that Russia's destabilizing actions undermine all efforts to calm down the tensions in this region.

Earlier, we reported that on April 6, Russian occupants opened fire in Donbas once. Press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported that on Tuesday evening.

Related: 24 hours in Donbas: Ukrainian serviceman killed in action

In the vicinities of Nevelske, Donetsk region, the enemy opened fire from 82 mm mortars, heavy machine guns and stationary grenade launchers. 

As we reported, one Ukrainian warrior was fatally injured in the attack. Besides, another serviceman sustained fatal wounds due to the explosion; his car ran over the undifentified explosive item.

Ukrainian warriors opened fire in return. The Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre notified the OSCE of ceasefire violations.

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