"I have the confirmation of that (further escalation by Russia - Ed.) from our own intelligence sources," the head of state said.
In addition, the Ukrainian president stressed that civilians and Ukrainian military continue to be killed in the Donbas hostilities.
In particular, the head of state recalled the night of July 15, when several civilians were killed during an escalation in the ATO area.
"Yesterday night, I lost eight of my soldiers from the artillery fire of the Russian and Russian-backed terrorist troops and 16 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded just for one day. And dozens of the civilians were killed and wounded. This is the reality of the Russian aggression against Ukraine," the president said.
Earlier, in an interview with CNN, commenting on Russia's refusal to support the establishment of an international tribunal on MH17 downing, the president said that this position is predictable and anyone who wants to prevent the creation of the tribunal takes the responsibility on oneself.