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 Ukraine's Foreign Ministry to inform West of escalation in Donbas

Shelling, assaults of the Russian-terrorist troops, intimidation of SMM OSCE observes are all part of deliberately chosen dangerous policy to disrupt the Minsk agreements.

This was announced by the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine in its official note on escalation of the conflict in the Donbas, Censor.NET reports.

The Ministry calls attention to significant increase in number of provocations, shelling, and assaults on the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces' positions by the Russia-supported terrorists.

"Over the past days the number of shelling of the Ukrainian positions and civilian objects increased significantly. The attack with forces totaling up to a battalion tactical group supported by heavy armored vehicles, tanks, and IFVs in direction of Starohnativka village, which took place on Aug. 10, is an alarm sign of the continuing conflict escalation," the document reads.

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"Shelling, assaults of the Russian-terrorist troops, intimidation of SMM OSCE observes are all part of deliberately chosen dangerous policy to disrupt the Minsk agreements," the Ministry stressed.

As ordered by the president of Ukraine, the Foreign Ministry will immediately inform Acting OSCE Chairman, parties to the "Normandy Four," the EU and NATO of escalation of the Donbas situation and a threat to the peace settlement plan.

"We are in constant contact with the OSCE SMM and assist the whole mission to fulfill their mandate," the Ministry said.

"The Russian party shall immediately take measure to stop activities that bring destruction and killings to Ukraine and threat security and stability to the European continent as a whole," the Foreign Ministry's note sums up.

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