The source warned of the consequences of the allocation of military assistance to Ukraine
The initiative of us senators about the allocation of military assistance to Ukraine creates conditions for the intensification of the conflict in Donbass, and does not contribute to a peaceful political solution to the crisis, told RIA Novosti source in the Russian foreign Ministry.
Earlier, a group of senators of the Republican and Democratic party, introduced a bill providing for an annual allocation of $ 300 million to Ukraine for military assistance, including the provision of lethal weapons.
"We have repeatedly said that in the presence of conflict in the South-East of Ukraine delivery of arms, military equipment, the more lethal weapons (to Ukraine), in any case does not contribute to its settlement, and is the factor that keeps this conflict and, furthermore, creates the conditions for its intensification," - said the Agency interlocutor.
"We look at this intention, after all, the decision is still pending, as not conducive to a peaceful political solution to the crisis in the South-East of Ukraine", - said a source in the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.