16 August 2020

Kremlin hopes details on clash in Donbass will be clarified soon

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Moscow hopes to get a clearer picture of the recent clash in Donbass before making any conclusions, says Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. reports citing Russian media.

"We hope that we would be able to clarify the details shortly, before jumping to any conclusions," he said.

He admitted that the Kremlin indeed "saw the information that in the early hours [of Tuesday] a clash occured between Lugansk People’s Republic Militia and Ukrainian Armed Forces."

Peskov vehemently denied that Moscow might be responsible for what had happened. "No, this wording is totally wrong, one must not perceive it like this," he told journalists.

Earlier, the People’s Militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces attempted to destabilize the situation on the contact line in Donbass.

2020.02.18 / 19:51
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