The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic's (DPR) Defense Ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin said that foreign military units could be used by Kiev in provocations on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s republics during festive events devoted to the Victory Day.
Russia, as well as the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, is strictly implementing the Minsk Agreement, and if there are violations they are on Ukraine's conscience, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said on Monday.
The task of Russia is to unite all efforts, including international, in order to force Kiev to implement the Minsk peace agreements - this was said in an interview to Vestnik Kavkaza by the deputy chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Sergey Zhelezniak.
The EU Council has officially extended the individual sanctions against the representatives of Russia, DPR and LPR until September 15, 2015, the press service of the Council said.Previously it was assumed that the restrictions will be lifted on March 15, 2015, but the Foreign Ministers of the EU member countries have agreed to extend sanctions for six months against 150 persons and 37 entities, RIA Novosti reminds.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said that the Obama administration has again issued threats announcing the extension of the old sanctions and the possibility of introducing new ones.
A member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Adalbi Shhagoshev, said that only the presence of such a strong diplomatic partner as Russia and its commitment to the people of the LPR and the DPR, constrain the United States.
The self-proclaimed President of the Parliament of the Union of the People's Republic of the confederal DPR and LPR, Oleg Tsarev, says supplies of US weapons to Ukraine have been going on for a long time.
Luhansk People's Republic to remove its heavy weapons in 3 daysThe militia of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic will complete the removal of all heavy weapons from the contact line before March 3, Itar Tass quotes the representative of the LPR.
The self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s republic (LPR) has withdrawn almost 80% of heavy weaponry in line with the Minsk agreements, the head of LPR Igor Plotnitsky said. "The weaponry withdrawal is 80% complete, and the OSCE has confirmed this. But Kiev troops have withdrawn only 15%-20% of military hardware," TASS cited him.