Pro-Russian occupation troops continue to deploy tanks in residential areas of settlements in the occupied Donbas.
This is with reference to the Ukrainian side of the JCCC reported by the press center of the headquarters operations of joint forces on his page in Facebook.
The Russian occupation troops continue to violate the Minsk agreements certain line withdrawal of heavy weapons. In addition, they continue to place military equipment in residential areas, turning civilians into human shields for his shiftless and treacherous activities,
– stated in the message.
Thus, according to the report of SMM OSCE, 18 January 2019, weapons and military equipment from the armed forces of the Russian Federation are a violation of the line of withdrawal of heavy weapons. It is, above all, tanks, self-propelled and towed artillery.
“Such actions of the occupation administration and the armed forces of the Russian Federation once again endanger the civilian population, demonstrate a reluctance to adhere to the Minsk agreements, blatant disregard for its commitments within the framework of consultations of the Trilateral contact group on the diversion of weapons across the line of differentiation of the parties and interest in further escalation of the conflict in the Donbas,” – said the Ukrainian side of the JCCC.
What is the Minsk agreement?“The Minsk Protocol” or “tripartite agreement Minsk”, “Minsk truce”, “Minsk-1” – a ceasefire in the war in Eastern Ukraine, reached at negotiations in Minsk on 5 September 2014. In the development and signing of a peace agreement was attended by the OSCE representative, Heidi Tagliavini, the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, representatives of the so-called “DNR” and “LNR” Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpentry. The action of the truce started at 18:00 the fifth of September. Signature Zakharchenko and Carpentry under the Protocol are as the autographs of individuals. the text of the agreement does not provide for any recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics”, but only establishes controlled by Pro-Russian militants territories of two regions a “special status” within Ukraine.