“It seems as if the West is attempting to replace a serious political process, aimed at a long-term solution of the crisis in Ukraine, with tactics of cynical manipulation of facts,” the ministry said in a statement.
At the same time neither Washington nor Brussels have made attempts to call on Kiev to stop the shelling of residential areas in eastern Ukraine, the ministry said.
- Yes, I think it is a matter of balance of power.17.8% (454)
- No, I believe the countries will return to a constructive dialogue.6.8% (174)
- I don’t think the situation should be viewed in that context.10.0% (255)
- I think the new Cold War is already on.65.4% (1674)
The beginning of 2015 saw a sharp increase in violence in southeastern Ukraine, with the city of Mariupol being shelled, leading to dozens of casualties among the civilian population. Both the Donbas militia and the Kiev forces have accused each other of being responsible for the attack.
The West has accused Moscow of escalating the situation in Ukraine through training and equipping pro-independence militia, but Russian authorities have denounced the allegations as groundless.