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Russia: 'Kiev's barbaric punitive operation confirmed by HRW data,' says Lukashevich

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Video ID: 20141023-038 M/S Alexander Lukashevich, representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs enters press conference SOT, Alexander Lukashevich, representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russian): "The most urgent task should be an early end of the confrontation and the full implementation of the Minsk agreements of September 5 and 19, as well as an end to so-called punitive operations in the South East conducted by Kiev and the solution of major humanitarian problems in view of the upcoming winter cold." M/S Press [CUTAWAY] SOT, Alexander Lukashevich, representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russian): "We will monitor the upcoming parliamentary elections this Sunday in Ukraine. We hope that these elections will be held in accordance with all democratic principles, norms, and the process of gradual political stabilization will start in Ukraine." M/S Press [CUTAWAY] SOT, Alexander Lukashevich, representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russian): "Very convincing evidence was reported that the Ukrainian armed forces are responsible for a series of attacks using cluster bombs in or around Donetsk. Especially at the beginning of October and on the day when ICRC worker Laurent Etienne du Pasquier was fatally wounded there. Evidence detected by Human Rights Watch is another confirmation of the barbaric punitive operation, which was started by Kiev authorities." M/S Press SCRIPT Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Alexander Lukashevich described the behaviour of Kiev in the south-east of Ukraine as ‘barbaric’ at a briefing in Moscow, Thursday. Lukashevich discussed the situation in Ukraine, citing data from Human Rights Watch (HRW) that suggests banned cluster bombs were dropped on Donetsk. He pointed out that the HRW report is further evidence that the operation conducted by Kiev was ‘punitive’. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson added that Russia would closely monitor the progress of Sunday's elections in Ukraine in the hope that they will lead to stabilisation in the country. He also urged Kiev to implement the provisions of the Minsk agreements that aim to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv