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Ukrainian authorities do not rule out military resolution of the conflict in Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR). This was stated by Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich, reports on Friday, November 23, RIA Novosti.
A member of the organization commented on the recent information on the transfer of Kiev in the Donbass heavy artillery, MLRS “Hurricane” SAM “Buk” anti-aircraft missile systems s-300, American weapons. “Instead of concrete steps for a political and diplomatic settlement of Kiev continues to artificially escalate the military tension in Donbas”, — he said.
On 15 November it became known that the special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine recorded the transfer of s-300 complexes in the area Volodarsky in the Donbass. It was reported that the warehouses of the Ukrainian armed forces observers have noticed the lack of 130 units. Lukashevich said that Kiev violates paragraph of the Minsk agreement on the withdrawal of weapons.
The Minsk agreement was reached in February 2015, the leaders of the “Normandy four” (Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine) with the aim of de-escalation of the conflict in the Donbass. In addition to the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the demarcation line, the document also stipulates a ceasefire, elections and a legislative recognition of the special status of the region. Russia and Ukraine regularly accuse each other of violating these agreements.
The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014 after Kiev attempted to suppress statements in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions caused by the change of power in Ukraine.
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