For two years the Russian-terrorist groups killed 10 thousand of the Ukrainians – NSDC

За два года российско-террористические группировки убили 10 тыс. украинцев, – СНБО

In the past two years, the Russian-terrorist groups killed 10 thousand Ukrainians, more than 20 thousand people were wounded. This was stated by first Deputy Secretary of Council of national security and defense Michael Koval, the press service of the NSDC.

According to him, about 1.8 million people were forced to leave their homes.

Koval emphasized that in spite of the Minsk agreements, the Russian military have firing positions in residential areas occupied by settlements and by applying prohibited by the Minsk agreements, heavy weapons continue to fire on positions of AFU.

He also added that constantly recorded the facts of the failure of the Russian occupation troops of the Minsk agreements regarding the withdrawal of heavy weapons.

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“From the beginning of 2016 699 confirmed cases of the presence of tanks, artillery systems with a caliber of over 100 mm, multiple rocket launcher systems and mortars near the demarcation line. A special threat is a return to the demarcation line of jet systems of volley fire”, – he stressed.

In addition, the first Deputy of the NSDC Secretary noted that the Russian troops are preparing for the resumption of active offensive operations with the aim of entering into administrative borders of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

He added that “internationally imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation remain valid, but are insufficient to force her to abandon her aggressive plans against Ukraine”.

Previously, Smith reported that since the beginning of the year in the Donbass killed 42 soldiers, 350 were injured.

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