Germany I France, Mediator of tension between Russia I Ukraine, “Moderation” and “immediate de-escalation” between the two countries were called for on Saturday (3) due to the “increasing number of ceasefire violations”.
In a joint statement reaffirming its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Diplomats from both countries said they were “concerned about the increasing number of ceasefire violations”Despite “the situation in eastern Ukraine has stabilized since July 2020″, ” And “asked the parties to show restraint and proceed for immediate de-escalation”.
Berlin and Paris called for the parties to “show restraint and proceed for immediate de-escalation”, noting that they “follow the situation with great vigilance, especially the movements of Russian forces”.
In recent times, Ukrainian and American officials have expressed their concern about raising thousands of troops and material on the border between Russia and Ukraine.
us President, Joe BidenPromised, in the face of “Russian aggression”, Kiev supported its “unbreakable” support, which is considered a military partner of the separatists, which Moscow denies.
The Russian military on Friday also announced military maneuvers aimed at a defense against drone strikes in an area close to Ukraine.
Following the tragedy in the second half of 2020, there have been several armed conflicts in January since the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which killed 20 Ukrainian soldiers. Both sides accuse each other.
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, causing criticism from the international community – Photo: AFP
War broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and claimed the lives of more than 13,000 people, according to the United Nations.
Despite peace agreements signed in 2015 between Minsk and several agreements between Russian and Ukrainian leaders, sponsored by Germany and France, the conflict has stagnated.