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    Russia Accuses US of Pushing Kiev to Continue in Bloodshed in Donbass

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    The United States is not only shying away from any sort of efforts to settle the situation in Ukraine, but instead is pushing Kiev to continue the conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) – Since Kiev had launched a military operation against the independence supporters of Donbass in April 2014, the United States and its allies have repeatedly accused Russia of involvement in the Ukrainian internal conflict, while Moscow has dismissed the accusations as groundless.

    "In voicing its accusations, the United States is not only avoiding any real efforts in settling the Ukrainian crisis and stopping the humanitarian catastrophe in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, but seems to be pushing the current Kiev authorities into continuing the fratricidal intragovernmental conflict, unlike Russia."

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the US State Department had accused Russia of "provocations against Ukraine" in its report on Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments, published on June 5.

    According to the ministry’s statement, such accusations "blatantly contradict the reality."

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