The European Union expressed its “serious concern” that “premeditated events could be used as a pretext for a military escalation” in Ukraine, adding that in the face of “continuing provocations”,in welcomed its “limitation”.
The bloc’s Commissioner for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said on Saturday evening: “The European Union condemns the use of heavy weapons to bombard civilian facilities, which is a direct violation of the provisions of the Minsk Agreements and international agreements. We welcome the pressure Ukraine has shown in the face of provocations.” Perpetual destabilization attempt.
“The European Union is deeply concerned that premeditated events could be used as a pretext for a possible military escalation,” Borrell said.
Noting that the EU has noted “intensification of efforts to manipulate information in support of such goals”, he noted that the bloc “sees no basis for allegations of a possible Ukrainian attack from the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, which are not under government control”. “
Borrell argued for the “key role” of observers deployed in Ukraine by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to control what is happening on the ground.
The Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, where the military-political crisis that broke out in 2014 continued, has witnessed a sharp escalation since last Thursday. The republics that declared themselves Donetsk and Luhansk talked about their most active bombing operations. In recent months he has accused the authorities in Kiev of openly violating the ceasefire regime.
On Friday, Donetsk President Denis Pushilin and Lugansk President Leonid Pacenik announced that they have begun evacuating the residents of the two republics to Russia to avoid civilian casualties in the face of escalating hostilities and warnings from Kiev authorities that a major offensive will be launched. To control the area militarily.
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