Moscow calls on the Ukrainian side “to cease to recoup on the residents of the Donbass for their internal political failures” and to recall the importance of implementing the Minsk agreements. This was stated in the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“We urge Kyiv to stop recouping on the residents of Donbass for their internal political failures,” the report said.
According to diplomats, it is necessary to remember that the way to peace in the region “lies through the implementation of the Minsk agreements in direct dialogue with representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk.”
At the same time, sabotaging the measures proposed by the OSCE coordinator for de-escalation “confirms the Ukrainian authorities’ charge of confrontation and undermining political work to resolve the crisis in the country,” the department stressed.
“Talks about Russian aggression, coupled with provocations on the contact line, allow the leadership of Ukraine to distract the population from pressing internal problems,” the ministry said.
Earlier, in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, it was said that Kiev was transferring prohibited weapons to the Donbass.
Eduard Bazurin, deputy head of the operational command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), said that the Ukrainian military transferred artillery systems banned by the Minsk agreements to the Donbas.
Bazurin said that, according to local residents, the arrival and unloading of an echelon with prohibited weapons and military equipment was recorded a few days ago at the Konstantinovka railway station.
“12 units of anti-tank cannons” Rapier “with a caliber of 100 mm, as well as more than 20 units of cars and special equipment,” he said.
In addition, a former Ukrainian soldier told about Kiev’s use of chemical weapons in the Donbass.
Earlier, political scientist Vladimir Kornilov told the FAN about the scenarios of Ukraine’s development.
In early May, the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic announced the transition of the conflict in the region to a hot stage.
Earlier, former Ukrainian serviceman Alexander Medinsky, who took part in the operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbass, recorded a video message to US leader Donald Trump, in which he said that Kiev used chemical weapons in the region.
Medinsky in the speech, which was published on YouTube, noted that he refers to Trump as “an implacable fighter with the spread of poisonous substances.”
He said that in the summer of 2015, the Special Operations Forces (MTR) were confiscated from the Donbas Volunteer Battalion and the chemical laboratory was taken to Kiev.
According to him, the laboratory continued its work until the end of 2016, and then was transported to the MTR base.
“I am ready to testify in the American courts, the FBI, the NSA and the CIA about how the Ukrainian military used chemical weapons,” the military said.
He added that he was ready to provide detailed information to US intelligence officials.
“As far as I know, on the task of the higher command, chemical substances were produced, intended for the destruction of manpower. And they were put into action in the Donbas, “Medinsky said.
He noted that the MTR had a doctrine that implied the use of poisonous and explosive substances against “dissenting political figures, political activists, journalists and other enemies of the state.”
The ex-military APU urged Trump to pay attention to these events, put pressure on the “Kiev regime and take decisive action against the manifestations of such a terrorist war against its citizens.”
The first time it was in April 2017, as the Nation News reported, in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, they announced the possible availability of chemical weapons in Kiev.