President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed with members of Russia’s Security Council a sharp deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine caught in a standoff between Kiev-led forces and Donbas militia.Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a sharp deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine with members of Russia’s Security Council. © RIA Novosti. Mikhail Klimentyev
Authorities in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics have reported Kiev’s increased military activity on the separation line involving the warring sides in recent days in a critical breach of the Minsk ceasefire agreements.
“The participants of the meeting discussed domestic social and economic issues, as well as international affairs, especially the deterioration of the situation in Donbas in light of numerous violations of the ceasefire regime by Ukrainian government troops,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said