The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and US Vice President Joe Biden today expressed their concern about the entry of heavy weapons in Ukraine from Russia, destined for rebel areas.
The alarm was given yesterday by the OSCE mission in Ukraine, which reported the presence of two convoys of 17 trucks, each one with military artillery pieces and Grad rockets launchers in an area controlled by insurgents in the Donetsk region.
Biden spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and agreed that it is “crucial” that Russia fulfills its commitment in the ceasefire agreement signed in September in Minsk, capital of Belarus.
“The Vice president said that if Russia knowingly continues violating the terms of the Minsk agreement, the costs will increase for Russia,” the White House said in a statement.
The conflict in Ukraine took the relations between the Western Allies of Kiev and Russia at the lowest levels since the end of the Cold War.