Ukraine does not seek escalation of situation in Donbas - NSDC secretary.

Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said, when commenting on the situation surrounding a buildup of Russian forces in the proximity of the border with Ukraine, that "there is a certain intensification of all processes" today, adding that Kyiv seeks to avert any escalation of the situation in Donbas.

"Let's say that Russians have never removed their troops from there. Since hostilities began, they have always kept their troops there, and in large numbers. But, indeed, there is a certain intensification of all processes today," Danilov said in an interview published in the LB.ua online newspaper on Wednesday morning, when asked whether the situation in Donbas may escalate any time soon.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is doing everything possible to prevent an escalation of the situation in the east of the country, he said.

"We, for our part, do not plan any escalation because we value the life of each of our soldiers and want all this to end as soon as possible. The president is doing everything he can," Danilov said.

When asked what Ukraine is going to do next, Danilov said, "As far as we are concerned, the situation is quite simple: human life is the highest value. Volodymyr Oleksandrovych [Zelensky] has stressed that. We are definitely not going to engage in any provocative actions against the Russian Federation at this stage," he said.

Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Col. Gen. Ruslan Khomchak said earlier that Russia is building up its forces in the proximity of the state border with Ukraine in the north, east and south.

Interfax-Ukraine

News about recent political developments in Ukraine, key Ukrainian economic news and major current events in the CIS and the rest of the world.

https://en.interfax.com.ua/

Related news
Mozambique: How a massacre unfolded

Mozambique: How a massacre unfolded

More than two weeks on from the terror attack in the town of Palma in Mozambique, around 20-thousand people remain unaccounted for. The country's authorities have sent hundreds of soldiers into the town and have declared it free of terrorists, but...

1

41 gun salutes held across the UK to mark the death of Prince Phillip.

41 gun salutes held across the UK to mark the death of Prince Phillip.

GUN salutes took place across the UK to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. The Tower of London and Royal navy warships led the 41 gun salutes on Saturday, April, 10, 2021. In a statement on the royal website, it was said: "The tradition of G...

Myanmar activists take revolution offline - DW News.

Myanmar activists take revolution offline - DW News.

The brutal military crackdown on Myanmar's pro-democracy protesters continues, with more than 80 killed on Saturday according to local media. Authorities regularly shut down internet access. That's forced activists to return to old fashioned metho...

Alaska filing lawsuit to restart cruising? Could be 'real possibility'.

Alaska filing lawsuit to restart cruising? Could be 'real possibility'.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy discusses Alaska's economic recovery, and the need to restart its cruise industry. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: ​ Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing ne...

Prince Philip's sons reflect on 'great loss' of their father.

Prince Philip's sons reflect on 'great loss' of their father.

Prince Andrew and Prince Edward have paid tribute to their father the Duke of Edinburgh following his death at the age of 99. Members of the Royal Family are attending a service at the The Royal Chapel of All Saints of the Royal Lodge in Windsor G...

1 499

Chad opposition leaders call for boycott after being barred from election - DW News.

Chad opposition leaders call for boycott after being barred from election - DW News.

Voting is underway in Chad in a presidential election with several candidates - but the expected winner is already clear. Members of the armed forces were first to cast their ballots. It's widely anticipated the incumbent will win the first round....