British Ambassador calls on Russia to use influence over proxies for Minsk implementation.

Melinda Simmons is concerned by an attempted offensive by Russia-led forces in Ukraine's east.

Ambassador Melinda Simmons / Photo from UNIAN

Ambassador Melinda Simmons / Photo from UNIAN

British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons has called on the Russian Federation to use influence over its proxies to implement Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.

"[I] extremely concerned by reports of [a] sharp increase in ceasefire violations near [the] Zolote disengagement area with heavy weaponry proscribed under Minsk agreements, leading to casualties. Russia must use influence over its proxies to implement Minsk agreements fully," she said on Twitter on February 18.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian occupying forces on Tuesday morning attacked Ukrainian defense positions in Donbas, using 120mm mortars proscribed by the Minsk agreements. Under fire cover, the Russian invaders began their offensive operation and attempted to advance across the contact line.

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another five were wounded amid the fight. The enemy's casualties included four killed and six wounded.

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