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 Russian Foreign Ministry accuses Ukraine of escalation in Donbas: "Ukrainian authorities trying hard to solve conflict militarily"

The Russian Federation accused Ukrainian authorities of escalating the conflict in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports citing a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry posted on the agency's official website.

"We witness that the south-eastern Ukraine, which is already suffering from the economic blockade initiated by Kyiv, is again on the verge of true humanitarian and environmental disaster. All of this is a direct consequence of the ongoing violations of commitments assumed by Ukraine under the Minsk agreements, which no one in Kyiv is going to fulfill. Ukrainian authorities are trying hard to solve the conflict militarily instead of making efforts to achieve sustainable peace," the statement reads.

See more: "Donbas escalation repeats Russia's tactic in Syrian Aleppo," - Ukraine delegation addresses NATO's PA. DOCUMENT

Russian Foreign Ministry calls on the Ukrainian authorities to "immediately stop military provocations in the Donbas, observe the existing cease-fire agreements and finally start responsibly fulfilling all the provisions of the Minsk action plan, including those relating to the political aspects of the existing problems."

Read more: "People get hot meals and tea. Average temperature in apartments 15 degrees. No panic in town," - Governor Zhebrivskyi on situation in Avdiivka

The fighting in the vicinity of Avdiivka has been underway since late Saturday, Jan. 28. Ukrainian soldiers bravely held their lines, according to the military sources.

Three days into fighting, Ukrainian soldiers have managed to take enemy positions and improved their tactical set-up in the area. Unfortunately, casualties were reported among the military.

On Jan. 30, enemy strikes left the government-controlled town of Avdiivka without electricity, water and heat.

In the evening of Jan. 30, a state of emergency was declared in Avdiivka.

As reported by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center, militants carry out not stop attacks on Ukrainian positions near the town.
 
 
 
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