Washington (AP) —Wednesday’s Biden administration expressed concern about what is called the escalation of Russia’s aggression in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian troops have fought against Russian-backed separatists since 2014.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. government was aware of reports from Ukrainian troops about the movement of Russian troops at the border, and U.S. military chief officer General Mark Milley said Wednesday. He said he called him. Correspondence between Russia and Ukraine.
According to Kirby, the escalation included a ceasefire breach in July 2020 mediated by the European Security Cooperation Organization, killing four Ukrainian soldiers in the eastern part of the country on March 26, and others. Two people were injured. Ukrainian troops said four people were killed in a mortar attack accusing Russian troops. Russia has denied a military presence in the region.
The OSCE Civil Special Surveillance Mission to Ukraine has recently reported hundreds of ceasefire breaches, including 493 on March 26 in the Donetsk region, most of which are due to small arms.
“Russia’s destabilizing actions have undermined the relaxation of tensions achieved through an OSCE-mediated agreement last July,” said Kirby. “In addition, we are aware of Ukrainian military reports on the movement of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border.”
Kirby said Washington is discussing these concerns with NATO allies, and the State Department “will contact Russia for an explanation of these developments.” Kirby said President Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke to Ukrainian responders on Monday: “Unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro Atlantic ambitions as Russia continues to invade. “He said he had expressed.
Millie’s office announced his call to his Russian and Ukrainian responders, but did not provide details. Kirby said it was safe to assume that Milly had expressed US concern about heightened tensions and a ceasefire breach.