U.S. comments on death of Ukrainian medic in Donbas conflict zone, calls on Russia to cease violence
The U.S. Department of State has been informed of the death in Donbas of a 23-year-old Ukrainian medic Sabina Halytska, according to its spokesperson Heather Nauert.
"We received reports that a Ukrainian medic was killed while trying to aid civilians near the contact line, reminding us that the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to rage on. Civilians and first responders face real dangers every day," Nauert said Thursday.
She stressed that it was Russia who "manufactured" the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014 and continues to control its proxy forces in Donbas.
Read alsoU.S. honors memory of Ukrainian protesters killed on Maidan, calls on Kyiv to bolster reform"Russia has demonstrated repeatedly that it can stop the violence whenever it chooses. The United States once again calls on Russia to order its proxy forces to implement a complete ceasefire, to withdraw its forces and heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine and to agree to a robust UN peacekeeping mission," she said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a military nurse Sabina Halytska, 23, was killed in Luhansk region in as she came under militant fire while providing aid to civilians. She is survived by her parents and brother.