NOVO-OGARYOVO (Moscow Region), January 23 (Sputnik) – Moscow received no clear response from Kiev regarding its suggestions on settling the conflict in Donbas, instead of talking to Russia the Ukrainian authorities instead launched large-scale attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
“Unfortunately, we received no clear response to our suggestion, but instead the authorities in Kiev issued an official order to launch large-scale military actions across almost the entire contact line of the warring side,” Putin said during a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council.
The Russian president told the Security Council that a week ago he sent a letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with a suggestion to withdraw heavy armament – artillery and multiple-launch rocket systems — to avoid shelling of residential areas.
Ukrainian authorities are randomly using artillery fire and shelling densely populated areas in the country’s east accompanied by propagandistic slogans on peace, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
“Artillery, mortars and aircraft are being used, randomly by the way, directly at densely populated regions,” Putin said during a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council.
“And all of this is accompanied with propagandistic slogans on trying to find peace and searching for those responsible,” Putin added.
The authorities in Kiev giving criminal orders are to blame for deaths of people in Donbas, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
“Those who are giving such criminal orders bear responsibility. The people who are doing this must be aware that there is no other way to solve similar conflicts but peaceful negotiations and political means,” Putin said at a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council.