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MOSCOW, August 27. /TASS/. Work on an agreement between parties to the conflict in Ukraine on withdrawal of weapons with calibers smaller than 100 mm and tanks is miring, the Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokesperson, Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
"The situation in south-eastern Ukraine remains highly complicated, as artillery shelling of populated localities continues and people are dying," she said. "Violations (of ceasefire — TASS) in what concerns withdrawal of weaponry are registered the Ukrainian Armed Forces are concentrating manpower in certain areas."
"This doesn't facilitate a buildup of trust and there's a risk of a sweeping escalation," she said.
"Sessions of the Contact Group (for settling the armed civil conflict in south-eastern Ukraine and its working subgroups have been held in Minsk and miring efforts to hammer out an agreement on withdrawal of the weapons with calibers smaller than 100 mm and tanks is still underway," Zakharova said.