Russian BBC service informs that leaders of self-proclaimed terrorist republics Igor Plotnitskiy and Alexander Zakharchenko appealed to French president Francois Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
In their statement two terrorist leaders say that they are forced to appeal to European leaders as guarantors of Minsk agreements asking to put pressure on Kyiv even to imposing of personal economic sanctions. European leaders are asked to influence Kyiv in order to force it to implement the set of measures which has been approved by the contact group on February 12 in Minsk.
Plotnistkiy and Zakharchenko believe that Ukraine disrupts the schedule of withdrawal of military equipment.
In addition, the appeal includes request to deny admission to European Union to a number of Ukrainian leaders. The list includes Ukrainian Prime-Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and NSDC secretary Alexander Turchynov.
According to Minsk agreements from February 12, the sides of conflict are supposed to cease fire on February 15 and withdraw heavy military equipment from demarcation line.
However, since February 15 Russian-terrorist forces have been grossly violating the ceasefire regime by shelling positions of Ukrainian forces and simply imitating withdrawal of their weapons.
Ukrainian General Staff of anti-terrorist operation informs about having performed 4 stages of withdrawal of heavy equipment. However, Ukraine will not finish this process until it receives evidence of withdrawal of weapon by the opposite side.