The peace plan of President of Ukraine Petro
Poroshenko to resolve the situation in the eastern regions of our country
continues to receive an active support from Ukraine's foreign partners.
Positive assessment of the President’s initiative was
expressed on June 23, 2014 by the EU foreign ministers at their meeting in
Luxembourg, which was attended by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
However, the peace process is being undermined by
actions of illegal armed groups.
The terrorists use small arms and weapons, as well as
continue mortar attacks on the positions of anti-terrorist operation units.
Over the last day 10 cases of non-use of force violations by terrorists were
recorded: seven checkpoints and strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were
subjected to bombardment, three attacks were made on a column of military
Terrorists continue to destroy school buildings,
cities’ infrastructure, and railroad tracks. In particular, due to subversive
gunmen’s attacks at Ilovaysk – Kuteinikove span in Donetsk region 14 vans of
freight train were derailed.
Throughout the past two days after non-use of force
was declared by the President of Ukraine over three dozen facts of truce
violations by gunmen occurred.
These violations demonstrate the true intentions of
gunmen: they are not interested in preserving the lives and safety of people
but in continuous undermining of Ukrainian statehood and peace in the region.
In these particular circumstances, international
solidarity and cohesion of peace process assessments play a crucial role.
Ukraine categorically demands from Russia to
immediately influence on the actions of terrorists and take all necessary and
decisive steps in order to make those illegal armed groups in Donetsk and
Lugansk regions stop their meaningless fighting, lay down arms, free the
hostages and administrative buildings, as well as make mercenaries to flee the
territory of Ukraine.