OREANDA-NEWS. Kiev's statements about its desire to de-escalate the situation in Donbass sound false, the authorities are sabotaging the Minsk agreements, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

As a result of the videoconference of the contact group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, which includes the OSCE representative, held on Wednesday, an agreement was announced to return to full observance of the ceasefire regime in Donbass. The Armed Forces of Ukraine declared their readiness to strictly abide by the ceasefire.

"Against this background, the statements of the leadership and representatives of the Kiev regime about the desire for de-escalation sound simply false," Zakharova said at a briefing.

"There is still no progress in resolving the political aspects of the settlement, and the latest Ukrainian initiatives advertised in the media about some 10 steps to unblock the peace process essentially duplicate the provisions that are already contained in the Minsk agreements, the implementation of which Kiev continues to sabotage in all possible ways. ", - she added.

Ukraine has turned into a forge of neo-Nazi militants, the Russian Federation calls on the world community to prevent a repetition of the mistakes of the 20th century, said Maria Zakharova, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry.

"Kiev's course of falsification and rewriting of history, whitewashing fascism has actually turned the country into a hotbed of neo-Nazism ... Ukraine has simply become a forge of militants, based on the ideology of which is precisely the ideology of neo-Nazism," she said during the briefing.