Donbas tension between Russia and Ukraine continues. A new statement came about the border tension in which the US and NATO were also included with statements.
Russia’s Ambassador to London, Andrey Kelin, stated that Moscow had no intention of military intervention.
Speaking to the BBC, the Ambassador summarized the situation of Kiev’s sending troops to Donbas with the words ‘The region turns into a bloodbath’.
Kelin replied ‘I don’t think so’ to the question ‘Are the two countries on the brink of war’.
In the same statement, the Ambassador said the following. He underlined that Moscow is loyal to the Minsk Agreement.
After the increasing tension in the last few weeks, the two countries started to build up military forces in the region.
Ukraine stated that Russia deployed 80 thousand soldiers in Donbas and Crimea.
Russian media reported that the Ministry of Defense has ordered border troops to prepare.
RUSSIA- UKRAINE TENSION
Ukrainian Chief of General Staff Ruslan Homçak made statements. In his speech at the Parliament on March 30, the following passed. He stated that Russia was sending troops near the borders of Ukraine on the pretext of an exercise.
Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) came together to resolve the crisis in the Donbas region. The Trilateral Contact Group had made a comprehensive ceasefire decision as of 27 July 2020.
There are pro-Russian separatists in the region who declared their so-called independence. More than 13,000 people have died in the clashes between the Kyiv administration and the independents since 2014.