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 International community should retain diplomatic pressure on Russia, - Pentagon chief Mattis

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The international community needs to continue to exert diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation to compel it to implement the Minsk agreements.

This was announced by U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

According to the Pentagon chief, he supports diplomatic efforts to cooperate with U.S. NATO partners and Ukraine and continue to pressure Russia to abide by the Minsk commitments.

He called for an immediate cease-fire in the Donbas, the removal of heavy weapons and unhindered access of OSCE observers to the conflict zone.

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As previously reported, Jim Mattis and U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker are going to visit Kyiv this week.
 
 
 
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