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 U.S. Department of State urges Russia to cease fire in Donbas

The Department of State of the United States of America has called on the Russian Federation and separatists it backs to immediately cease fire in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports referring to the Department of State website.

The United States noted the continuing failure of the combined-Russian separatist forces to honor the cease-fire called for under the Minsk agreements.

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"We condemn Friday's targeting of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) monitors and the seizure of a SMM unmanned aerial vehicle by combined-Russian separatist forces. It is imperative that these forces halt their attacks on civilian infrastructure, including the Donetsk water filtration station. We call on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the cease-fire, withdraw all heavy weapons, and allow full and unfettered access to the OSCE monitors," the statement reads.
 
 
 
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