Russia says US ignores Donbass in Ukraine rhetoric

“If there are no people, no problem?” wrote the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry on her channel on the social network Telegram.

In his speech on Friday, the White House chief said Kiev authorities are being provoked in Donbass, and that Russian President Vladimir Putin has already made the decision to “invade”, so Moscow’s forces will attack Ukraine in the coming days.

Biden stressed, during his seven-minute intervention to the media, that the West is ready to impose new sanctions on Russia if it attacks Ukraine, but he made it clear that the door for diplomacy is still open.

Yesterday, the Presidents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and RPL, respectively), Leonid Bashnik and Denis Pushlin, announced the evacuation of the population of those lands to the Russian Rostov region, due to the deteriorating conditions in the region. situation and possible escalation of hostilities.

Between Friday night and Saturday morning, three explosions were recorded in a gas pipeline in Lugansk that caused strong fires, the RPL security forces reported.

For his part, the representation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo before the Joint Control and Coordination Center for the Ceasefire Regime revealed on its Telegram channel that the Ukrainian armed forces fired 27 shells and fired 38 mines at areas of five localities in that region.

According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Moscow is monitoring the situation and considers it extremely dangerous due to the provocations of the Ukrainian forces.

The foreign ministers of France and Germany considered the violations of the Minsk agreements and the bombing of residential areas in Donbass unacceptable, according to a joint statement issued by the French Foreign Ministry on Saturday.

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“The increasing violations of the ceasefire regime along the line of contact in recent days are of particular concern. We condemn the use of heavy weapons and the indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, which is a clear violation of the Minsk agreements.”

According to the text, Paris and Berlin called for the discussion of the current crisis within the framework of the tripartite contact group.

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