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 Ukraine urges international community to further press Russia to fully implement Minsk agreements, - Foreign Ministry

Ukraine is deeply concerned about a substantial increase from early November this year in the number of cease-fire violations by terrorists in separate areas of the Donbas.

This is stated by Ukraine's Foreign Ministry, Censor.NET reports.

According to the statement, the geography of attacks, their intense and systematic nature cause particular concerns. During Nov. 1 - 11 this year, militants carried out more than 240 attacks along the entire demarcation line, including with 82-mm and 120-mm mortars that should be withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

"In the vicinity of the demarcation line in temporarily non-government controlled territory, a high concentration of heavy weapons has been recorded, including artillery, tanks, new artillery units, as well as growing activity of sabotage and reconnaissance groups, ammunition supply, and the like. At the same time, the invasion of Ukraine's airspace by drones is recorded as well as unusual military activity of the Russian Armed Forces in the regions bordering Ukraine, including the conduct of military exercises in the Rostov and Kursk regions of the Russian Federation, involving aircraft and other military and special equipment," the Foreign Ministry stresses.

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The Ukrainian side sees the above actions as a deliberate attempt to disrupt not only the removal of heavy weapons under 100-mm but also other aspects of the Minsk agreements, including major socio-economic and humanitarian projects.

"We expect that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission urgently carry out a comprehensive investigation into the violations of the Minsk agreements and provide their unbiased assessment," the statement notes.

"We call on the international community to step up pressure on the Russian Federation so that it firmly adheres to the comprehensive cease-fire and unconditional implementation of the Minsk documents in full," the ministry emphasized.
 
 
 
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