Marchuk showed counterarguments of Ukraine in the negotiations in Minsk

Марчук показал контраргументы Украины на переговорах в Минске

The talks in Minsk on Donbas (photo from archive)

Published excerpts of the Minsk documents on the escalation in the ATO.

The representative of Ukraine in the contact group in Minsk Yevhen Marchuk published Facebook excerpts of the Minsk documents on the situation in the Donbass. According to him, they needed as counter-arguments in the negotiations.

“These documents are necessary to “dive” with the Russian side during the negotiations. All information is transmitted to the Ukrainian side officially SMM OSCE,” – said Marchuk.

According to the data, in the period 1 to 25 August 2016, the illegal armed formations (NVF) 1386 times violated the ceasefire, including in 675 cases the use of weapons, which should be given, namely: tanks – 5 attacks, artillery guns of 152 mm caliber – 23 fire artillery shells caliber 122 mm – 62 fire mortars – 585 attacks (230 – caliber 120 mm, 355 – caliber 82 mm).

It is also reported that during this period, the IAF carried out 9 clashes in regions of n of Bogdanovka (3 of clashes – August 4 August 15 August 18), the settlement Marinka (August 6), the settlement Starognatovka (2 clashes – 07 Aug, 13 Aug), n. p. Nikolaevka (13 August), n. p. novooleksandrivka (August 14), n. p. Avdeevka (August 22) during which the IAF used against the units of ATO forces infantry fighting vehicles, mortars, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms. As a result of clashes of loss of divisions of VS of Ukraine amounted to 2 military (medical – 2).

“Over the last period increased the number of aimed attacks (up to 97%) of the positions of armed forces of Ukraine, which leads to an increase in combat deaths in the military. For the period from 01 to 25 August 2016, the IAF has carried out 292 of the shelling of the Ukrainian armed forces units that are located in areas of the parcel proposed for clearance,” the document says.

Марчук показал контраргументы Украины на переговорах в Минске

Facebook Yevgenij Marchuk

Recall the breeding of the parties on Donbass agreed in June, but the document is still not signed. At the previous talks in Minsk on 14 July, the parties also failed to find a compromise.

Earlier in the presidential Administration said that the attacks by separatists in the Donbas Independence Day on August 24 was the strongest since the days of the battle for Debaltsevo (Feb 2015).

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