“This undermines the Minsk accords and efforts to resolve the conflict peacefully,” TASS quoted him as saying.
NATO emphasized that they were concerned about the escalation of the situation in the Donbass.
On February 18, in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, they announced the shelling by Ukrainian security forces of civilian infrastructure in Kirovsk and the village of Donetsk.
Later, in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, they also reported shelling by the Armed Forces in the north of Gorlovka.
In Kiev, in turn, the militias were accused of attacking the AFU positions near the settlements of Novotoshkovskoye, Orekhovo, Krymskoye and the Volny farm.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that as a result of the incident, the Ukrainian army suffered losses.
He also called what was happening a provocation and an attempt to disrupt the peace process in the Donbass.