NATO chief calls on Russia to make militants stop violence in Ukraine's east, - Reuters

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia should use its "considerable influence" with militants in the Donbas to end what he described as "the most serious spike in violations" of a shaky truce there in a long time.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Reuters, Stoltenberg said the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has been violated more than 5,600 times in recent days, leaving some 20,000 people without electricity amid freezing temperatures.

He called for the respect for the so-called Minsk peace agreement for eastern Ukraine and for fulfilling its key provision that envisages a withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the area.

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Earlier, on Jan 31, 2017, NATO chief expressed support for sanctions against Russia.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n425958