The reason for escalation in Donbas is that Russia currently tests the administration of US President Donald Trump. This was reported during annual security conference in Munich by American Senator John McCain, according to Radio Svoboda.
"Russia is killing Ukrainians every day. They are murdering them. I think the situation is getting worse, as this is the time for testing Trump’s administration," McCain said.
On February 16, American Senator urged Trump to provide lethal weapons for Ukraine.