1 Jul 2019 19:22

Donbas ambulance attack "attempt to derail ceasefire talks" - Ukrainian president

KYIV. July 1 (Interfax) - The attack by militants on an ambulance vehicle near Vodiane in the armed conflict zone in Donbas was an attempt to derail the difficult negation of a ceasefire, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

"Just landed for refueling (en route to Canada). Learnt the sad news from Donbas: two killed, one injured. The attack on the sanitary vehicle in Vodiane is a violation of international law, a shameful and hideous attempt to disrupt the difficult negotiating process on Donbas ceasefire," Zelensky wrote on Facebook.

Ukraine has always acted in accordance with international treaties and international law, he said.

"I am calling on our partners in Europe and the United States to properly react to actions which by no means bring us close to a peace," Zelensky said.

Earlier on Monday the press service for the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation said that at around 10:50 a.m. separatists fired anti-tank missiles at the army's Hummer ambulance vehicle during a removal of an injured near Vodiane. As a result, two servicemen, including a medic, were killed and another one injured.

It was reported that Zelensky will be in Canada on July 1-3 and return to Ukraine on July 4.