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 Russia Aims to Escalate Conflict in the Donbas. Ukraine Has Evidence that the ATO Forces Were Shelled from Russia - NSDC

The National Security and Defence Council has evidence that ATO positions are shelled from the Russian territory.

NSDC Information Center speaker Andrii Lysenko said this at a briefing on Monday, Censor.NET reports, citing Ukrinform.

"There are detected cases when the ATO forces are shelled from Russia. Ukraine has evidence for the appropriate international response," Lysenko said.

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"During the last week, the number of provocations on the Ukrainian-Russian border has significantly increased. The militants have regularly shelled the Russian territory by mortars and small arms, causing a death of a Russian citizen," Lysenko noted.

According to the speaker of the NSDC, the Russian side accuses the Ukrainian forces in shelling.

He noted that the Russian side has repeatedly violated the airspace of Ukraine, usually a few times a day the Russian militants and equipment attempt ​​to break into the territory of Ukraine.

"The recent events suggest that the Russian side is aiming to escalate the conflict in the Donbas," Lysenko concluded.

 
 
 
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