We condemn the violence observed in recent days in eastern Ukraine that, according to an official report, killed 11 Ukrainian army troops.
We also condemn the air raids that targeted the urban areas of Avdiivka and Krasnohorivka, in the Donetsk region, once again imposing a heavy toll on civilian populations.
These numbers come in addition to the more than 30 dead in eastern Ukraine since the beginning of the month, and more than 40 last month.
It is urgent to make immediate progress on the security front. That is why we and Germany, within the Normandy format, continue to urge the full implementation of the Minsk Agreement.