December 24, local time, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zaharova said at a regular press conference that the scale of foreign military presence in Ukraine has increased year by year, including 4,000 military instructors from the United States on the Donbas contact line. Zaharova said that foreign instructors in Donbas were engaged in incitement and that they had recently obtained Ukrainian citizenship through simplified procedures.
Zaharova pointed out that Ukraine tried to legalize foreign military personnel to circumvent the requirements of the Minsk Agreement. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges Western countries not to turn a blind eye to Ukraine’s actions, but to at least make a minimum effort to promote Ukraine’s implementation of the Minsk Agreement. Otherwise, long-term peace will not only be achieved in the Donbas region, but also in Europe.