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    Moscow is concerned over the weaponry delivery by Bosnia and Herzegovina to Ukraine as the conflict in Ukraine's southeast has recently escalated.

    MOSCOW, January 29 (Sputnik) – Moscow has called on Bosnia and Herzegovina not to deliver weaponry to Kiev that could be used to kill civilians, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday.

    “With great concern we have been paying attention to information on the alleged delivery of weaponry from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Ukraine,” Lukashevich said.

    “Attempts like these can do nothing but bring about condemnation and bewilderment, especially because these deliveries are planned to come from a country that experienced all of the horror of the fratricidal war of 1992-1995,” Lukashevich said.

    The diplomat added that these weapons “would be used by Kiev authorities to continue firing at populated areas and murdering civilians.”

    A week ago, Bosnian Foreign Trade Minister Boris Tucic resigned, citing pressure to give consent to the sale of arms and ammunition to Ukraine. His resignation put at jeopardy a $6-million sale the Bosnian arms manufacturer UNIS reportedly has with Kiev.

    The situation in Ukraine's southeastern regions, where Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters last spring, has deteriorated in the past weeks. At least 30 people were killed Saturday in shelling in Ukraine’s southeastern port city of Mariupol.

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