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NATO talks about improvement in Donbas

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General says about the signs of mild situation diffusal in eastern Ukraine.

NATO talks about improvement in Donbas

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General says about the signs of mild situation improvement in eastern Ukraine.

According to the Alliance, the tension in the east of Ukraine has slightly decreased. In an interview with Die Welt issued today, January 12, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the number of armed clashes in the Donbas has slightly decreased. According to him, "fighting continues in parts, but there are signs of a slight improvement."

Stoltenberg stressed that in the Donbas there are still Russian military personnel that support the separatists. NATO Secretary General called the overall situation in eastern Ukraine "unstable and difficult." He added that "the humanitarian conditions in the region still remain very worrying."

Once again Stoltenberg has urged Moscow to immediately create the conditions for a ceasefire.

At the same time, yesterday the press center of the ATO reported the further complication of the situation in the ATO area. Thus, the illegal armed groups have increased the number and intensity of attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian forces. As of 6 pm local time yesterday, the bandits fired the positions of the Ukrainian troops 41 times. The militants have opened fire with heavy weapons, tanks and artillery including Grads for several days in a row.