This statement, issued July 13 by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, does not leave the impression that the Russians intend to let go in eastern Ukraine.
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On the morning of the 13 July the Ukrainian army shelled Donetsk, in the Rostov Region, using high-explosive shells. A Russian national died and two were seriously injured as a result of a missile hitting a residential house.
On the same day, an attorney for Ukrainian affairs in the Russian Federation was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where a decisive protest by Russia was expressed to him. The note, which was given to the diplomat, states that Russia considers this provocation to be another aggressive act by Ukraine against the sovereign territory of the Russian Federation and the nationals of the Russian Federation.
It was emphasised that this incident highlights that tensions in the area of the Russian-Ukrainian border have dangerously escalated and may have irreversible consequences, for which Ukraine will be held responsible.
Russia insists again that Ukraine immediately takes decisive measures to stop any provocations of this kind.
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"Statement by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the aggressive actions of Ukraine against the Russian Federation," July 13, 2014