Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses strong protest in connection with another breakthrough of the group of armed terrorists to the Ukrainian territory from the side of Russia. In spite of the warnings, transferred by the Ukrainian side through the diplomatic channels, concerning concentration on the Ukrainian-Russian border of up to 40 trucks with armed men, the Russian side did not take any steps for preventing their entering to the territory of Ukraine.
On May 27, around 4 a.m. the column of several trucks and cars exercised an attempt of crossing the state border of Ukraine in the area of Astahove (Lugansk region).
All this was happening at full resolution of the Russian border guards. Moreover there are all grounds to state that sending of the Russian terrorists to the territory of Ukraine is organized and financed under direct control of the Kremlin and Russian special services.
In fact we are dealing with unhidden aggression against Ukraine on the side of Russia, export of the Russian terrorism to the territory of our state. Today in the eastern regions of Ukraine our law enforcement officers are confronting with well prepared and armed Russian mercenaries, ready to rob, intimidate, torture and kill Ukrainian citizens.
The world is convinced that attempts of the Kremlin to shift the responsibility for the events in the eastern regions of Ukraine on the Ukrainian authorities and forces of the antiterrorist operation are nothing but false and cynical propaganda.
Aggressive actions of Russia and collaborators from the terrorist organizations “DNR: and “LNR”, controlled by it, are one more prove that the Kremlin does not have intent to implement the Geneva agreement even after the democratic presidential elections, recognized by the whole world, were held in Ukraine.
We are calling the international community to take immediate and decisive actions to stop the aggression of Russia against Ukraine and world order. We see that the price of further attempts of dialogue with the Kremlin with the hope for its constructive character are more and more victims, responsibility for which lies exclusively on the Russian occupant.
It is necessary with joint efforts to make the Kremlin stop supplying the terrorists and weapons to the territory of our state, withdraw the Russian saboteurs from the territory of Ukraine in order to restore the peace and stability in our state and region.