Russia fully responsible for shelling residential areas and deaths of Avdiyivka residents
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that full responsibility for the shelling of residential areas and the loss of population of Avdiyivka, Donetsk region, lies on the Russians and militants it supports.
As reported on Friday, the press service of the president of Ukraine, during a video conference with the head of the Donetsk regional military and civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky, Poroshenko said that during the current harsh aggravation of the situation around Avdiyivka industrial zone, the shelling of civilian neighborhoods and deaths of civilians, injured journalists, death of Ukrainian military responsibility lies with Russia and the militants, whom it supports.
"I emphasize that the offensive against the Ukrainian troops were organized by the Russian troops and the militants, which they controlled. The Ukrainian side has done everything possible to fight off these attacks, which were launched at the end of January," Poroshenko said on the video, which was circulated by the press service of the president of Ukraine.
The president also noted that the thesis of the Russian Federation, that it does not control, the militants is absolutely wrong, because each division has Russian military personnel, which follow orders of the Russian Federation.