The US state Department called for an immediate ceasefire in the Donbass

Госдеп США призвал к немедленному прекращению огня на Донбассе

The US expressed “deep concern” in connection with the spate of violence in the area of Avdeyevka and the deteriorating humanitarian situation, and called for a complete cease-fire, the admission of OSCE observers and full implementation of the Minsk agreements. This is stated in an official statement, the acting representative of US State Department Mark Toner.

“The United States is deeply concerned about the latest surge of violence in the East of Ukraine in the area Avdeevka-Yasinovataya”, – stated in the document.

It is emphasized that in the period after January 28, the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE reported a sharp increase in hostilities, “including the use of heavy artillery and other weapons prohibited by the accords”.

The State Department stated that the fighting caused dozens of victims among the Ukrainian military , also killed ten civilians. Due to destruction of 17 thousand people, including 2.5 children left without water, heat and electricity.

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“To prevent a major humanitarian crisis, we call for an immediate cease-fire, steady, full and unhindered access of OSCE observers. We also reaffirm the United States support the full implementation of the Minsk agreements”, – stated in the official statement.

News on topic: UN deeply concerned at the escalation of the conflict in the town and calls for cease-fire

Recall that in the town declared a state of emergency in connection with the aggravation of the situation due to the activation of the militants and the threat of a humanitarian disaster in this village. Local authorities are preparing for possible evacuation, but, as noted by the head of the CAA Pavlo zhebrivskyi, it is hoped that it will be avoided. While evacuees with special needs and the sick.

In the homes of the residents of Avdiivka coke is warmed by the plant, rescuers organized paragraphs heating, for people carrying hot food, and in many cities collect warm clothes, food, medicines.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed the Deputy head of AP Konstantin Eliseev immediately put the question on the worsening situation in the vicinity of the Town for the consideration of the UN security Council.