Zelensky promised to stop the war!
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Moscow hopes that the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will not give in to the calls from nationalist, and will fulfill his own promises to stop the war. “The essence of the whole problem is in the direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk. The fact that right now the nationalists and neo-Nazis in Ukraine are making a fuss and deman Zelensky to not surrender his homeland and to prevent the treason — it is all aimed at a prevention of any settlement” — Segei Lavrov explained during a press conference in Washington. He noted that Russia expects that «Vladimir Zelensky will strictly follow his campaign promises to stop the war and stop the loss of life.»
On 9th of December the Ukrainian troops shelled the village of Staromikhaylovka. They used 82 and 120 mm mortars and IFV autocannons. The shelling was made as an attempt to disrupt the summit in Paris. As a result of the shelling, some houses were damaged. There were no casualties among the civilian population.
The Ukrainian military and the Ukrainian nationalists had a shoot-out near the village of «Stanitsa Luganskaya» — an officer of the press service of the LPR People’s Militia, Ivan Filiponenko, reports. He noted that the LPR defense department continues to observe the confrontation between the Ukrainian troops and the Ukrainian nationalists located in the zone of the so-called “combined forces operation”. “On 10th of December there was a mutual shelling. The 46th brigade and the nationalists near the village of Stanitsa Luganskaya used grenade launchers and small arms against each other” — Filiponenko said. The press officer specified that this information was also confirmed by the observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. The representative of the defense department of the Republic added that the Ukrainian high command continues to build up military forces on the contact line, in a violation of the Minsk agreements.
«The Ukrainian military moved back to their previously occupied positions within the area of the withdrawal of the military forces and assets near the Stanitsa Luganskaya» — the press service of the People’s Militia of the LPR reports. The defense department of the Republic added that this information was also confirmed by the observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.