The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Olof Skoog (Sweden):
The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern about the dangerous deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine and its severe impact on the local civilian population.
The members of the Security Council condemned the use of weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements along the contact line in the Donetsk region that led to deaths and injuries, including among civilians.
The members of the Security Council expressed their full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and underlined the need for strict compliance with resolution 2202 (2015), which endorsed the “Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements”.
The members of the Security Council called for an immediate return to a ceasefire regime.