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DONETSK, January 10. /TASS/. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) regards Kiev’s activities in Donbass as “an attempt to undermine implementation of provisions of the Minsk agreements,” the DPR official representative at the peace talks, Denis Pushilin, said on Saturday.
“We have come to these conclusions after taking into consideration the Ukrainian authorities’ latest actions,” the Donetsk news agency cited Pushilin as saying. “In particular, Kiev intentionally deepens the humanitarian catastrophe by imposing additional conditions for getting pensions and social benefits on those [people] who enter the area controlled by Ukraine, namely by a demand to obtain a status of temporarily displaced person.”
Ukrainian military continue shelling Donetsk with heavy weapons and also launch combat actions near the village of Luganskaya, Pushilin said.
“It [the shelling] occurred right at the moment when the Contact Group was holding a video conference yesterday,” he said. “We cannot see a proper reaction to these events from the Kiev side after they received this information in the process of talks. All these [events] testify to the fact that we can register an attempt to disrupt implementation of the provisions of the Minsk memorandum from Kiev’s side,” he said.