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Russia: Lavrov discusses renewed violence in eastern Ukraine01:37

Russia: Lavrov discusses renewed violence in eastern Ukraine

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 3, 2015 at 11:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the renewed hostilities in eastern Ukraine in Moscow, Tuesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Dmitri Mezentsev on the side-lines of a meeting between the foreign ministers of the SCO, Lavrov pointed to the fact that causalities among peaceful civilians are being reported from the territories which are controlled by the self-defence forces, while the Ukrainian authorities are lamenting military victims.

Russia has requested the OSCE to instruct its special monitoring mission to report on the targets of the occurrences of shelling to clarify the situation, Russia's top diplomat added.

His statements come as pro-Kiev forces are facing off Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) militia in Maryinka and Krasnogorovka, near Donetsk.

Donetsk Mayor Igor Martynov reported that at least four people were killed on Wednesday in the city. Reports from hospital trauma centres state that during shelling around 90 people were wounded and hospitalised.

Russia: Lavrov discusses renewed violence in eastern Ukraine01:37
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the renewed hostilities in eastern Ukraine in Moscow, Tuesday.

Speaking at a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Dmitri Mezentsev on the side-lines of a meeting between the foreign ministers of the SCO, Lavrov pointed to the fact that causalities among peaceful civilians are being reported from the territories which are controlled by the self-defence forces, while the Ukrainian authorities are lamenting military victims.

Russia has requested the OSCE to instruct its special monitoring mission to report on the targets of the occurrences of shelling to clarify the situation, Russia's top diplomat added.

His statements come as pro-Kiev forces are facing off Donetsk People's Republic (DPR/DNR) militia in Maryinka and Krasnogorovka, near Donetsk.

Donetsk Mayor Igor Martynov reported that at least four people were killed on Wednesday in the city. Reports from hospital trauma centres state that during shelling around 90 people were wounded and hospitalised.

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