The acting Deputy chief of U.S. mission to the OSCE Michelle Cedars made an official statement which said that the Russian Federation stirs up the situation in Eastern Ukraine and tries to keep fighting, it is reported in the text of the document posted on the website of the United States mission to the OSCE.
“Almost four years ago, Russia began meddling in the Affairs of a sovereign state — Ukraine. As in Georgia in 2008”, – said in a statement.
According to the Cedars, the result of Russia’s aggressive actions is a continuing conflict that has already claimed the lives of more than 10 thousand Ukrainian citizens.
He also noted that although there is a consistent way to a peaceful solution of the question of progress towards an agreement through negotiations is practically not observed.
“Constantly in the Donetsk and Lugansk recorded the violation of ceasefire”, — stated in the text.
According to us officials, the Russian Federation is also responsible for the humanitarian situation in the region. According to the Cedars, United States strive to help people in the Donbass, but armed groups of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics impede cooperation.
The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine broke out in spring 2014. Residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of the country did not support the change of power in Kiev in February 2014 and the referendum in may announced the formation of the DNI and LC. The authorities responded by launching a military operation. Moscow has consistently said that it was not a party to the conflict.
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