Lithuania has linked the escalation in Donbass with the world Cup

the Situation in the zone of armed conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine may escalate after the end of the world Cup, which takes place in Russia. Such a statement on Thursday, June 21, in the TV channel “112 Ukraine” was made by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius. Video available in YouTube.

“We know about this bad experience after the Sochi Olympics [in 2014], and we remember, too, that renewed aggression, and it is possible that now, after this world event, can be some aggravation, so you need to be ready for this,” the Minister said, referring to the events that unfolded in February and March 2014 on the Crimean Peninsula.

the world Cup will end on July 15. The tournament is held in 11 cities of Russia.

on 19 June, the Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission OSCE Alexander hug said that the situation in the zone of armed conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions has escalated and is most intense from the beginning of 2018. “The increase in the number of violations of the ceasefire we have seen since mid-may,” said hug.