Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba held a phone talk with U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken and informed him about the escalation of the safety situation by Russia at the demarcation line with occupied Donbas and Crimea. Besides, Kuleba underlined the unwillingness of Moscow to confirm its commitment to the ceasefire regime as Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported.
Kuleba paid special attention to events at the demarcation line on March 26, when militants killed four Ukrainian military in Donbas.
Antony Blinken noted that Washington follows closely the actions of Russia. He assured that the U.S. will continue its unwavering support to Ukraine in the protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The diplomats of countries also discussed particular directions of enhancing of the interaction in the political and safety spheres.
On March 31, the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group took place and the escalation in Donbas was discussed. The Ukrainian side offered to provide the observation of a comprehensive and full ceasefire regime in Donbas from April 1; however, Russia refused to support it.
On March 26, four servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine died as a result of shelling by illegal armed groups in the Donetsk region. Two others were injured.