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Georgian Leaders Express Concern Over Russia-backed attack in Eastern Ukraine
19 February, 2020
On February 18, Ukrainian Ambassador to the European Union Mykola Tochytskyi has informed the EU about the new Russian attack in Donbas .


Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili has
responded to the developments in Ukraine, Dombas, on Twitter writing that The return of intense hostilities in Eastern Ukraine is a violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty.



Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani has also expressed concern twitting that Military escalation undermines efforts towards a peaceful settlement.



NATO expresses concern about the escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, February 18, the Ukrainian media has reported.

Reportedly, NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu has released a statement, saying that NATO fully supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders.

"We are concerned about the escalation of violence by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine this morning. It undermines the Minsk agreements and efforts to resolve the conflict peacefully. NATO fully supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders," the statement reads.

Oana Lungescu underlined that NATO calls on Russia to withdraw its forces, stop supporting the separatists and make real efforts to implement the Minsk agreements.

Reportedly, Russia-backed forces attacked the positions of Ukrainian Joint Forces near Zolote, a front-line village in the Luhansk region of Donbas earlier today​​​.

However, BBC reported that the Russia-backed rebels said that the Ukrainian forces attempted to break through their lines and got caught in a minefield, with two killed and three wounded.


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