MOSCOW, 1 Feb — RIA Novosti. Deputy Minister of defence of Ukraine Igor Pavlovsky acknowledged during a press briefing that the Ukrainian military in the Donbass carry out offensive operations.
“Today, whatever it is, but meter by meter, step by step, having the opportunity, our boys heroically moved (forward)”, — he said, speaking about the situation in Avdeevka.
While the Ministry did not comment on the issue of observance of the Minsk agreements, in particular on the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line.
The militia and the Ukrainian law enforcers said about the worsening situation in the Donbass, accusing each other of offensive actions. Because of the attacks in the state-controlled Ukrainian city of Avdeevka, where more than 30 thousand people, declared a state of emergency. A difficult situation has also developed in controlled by the militia of Yasinovataya near Donetsk.
In the Ministry of defence DND stated that during the last day of the APU made six attempts to attack, losing at least 90 people dead.
The Kremlin believes that for active combat operations in the vicinity of the Town moved the Ukrainian side.
“We are talking about provocative actions by the armed forces of Ukraine and individual groups”, — said journalists the press-Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, paying attention to the words of the Ukrainian military on “advancing meter by meter forward.”
“That is de-facto confirmed offensive actions,” — said Peskov. According to him, the line of the Kiev regime undermines the Minsk agreements.