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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Russia’s permanent representative to NATO: we are not fighting in Ukraine


Permanent representative of the Russian diplomacy at NATO Alexander Grushko, commenting after the meeting of the Council Russia – NATO the protracted political crisis in Ukraine, stressed that his permit required the personal efforts of Kiev, not a “witch hunt”.

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According to Grushko, the current Ukrainian authorities need to focus on their own specific actions, especially in the context of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

“The solution of the political crisis in Ukraine depends on the ability of the Kiev authorities to perform those steps that were outlined in the Minsk-2”, – said the Russian permanent representative, noting that recently from Donbass alarms.

“We are seeing not only continued violations of the cease-fire, but, moreover, the number of attacks on the territories controlled by the militia from the APU is constantly growing… the Highest number of attacks recorded on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk… the Russian side at the meeting of the NATO Council expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation in the Donbass”, – said Grushko, quoted by TASS.

“The Ukrainian authorities need to reach a political settlement on the basis of the Minsk agreements on both tracks – both military and political — For this there are a variety of mechanisms, including the “Norman four”, the contact group, the OSCE mechanisms,” – said the diplomat.

“With regard to the alleged participation of Russia in the conflict in the Donbass no Russian military activity in Ukraine”, – stressed Alexander Grushko.

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