The European Union (EU) is concerned by instances of truce violation in southeast Ukraine and has called for the ceasefire to be respected, said Soren Liborius, Head of Press and information at the EU Delegation in Russia.
We are concerned that the truce is being undermined. We hope the truce will be respected because it is an extremely necessary condition for the peace process to move forward, for OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) monitors and Red Cross representatives to be able to work, he told Interfax.
He also called the news of the death of an ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) representative as a result of shelling in Donetsk alarming.
Asked whether officials in Brussels believe the ICRC should continue working in south-eastern Ukraine despite the death of its employee, Liborius said that this decision had to be made by the Red Cross.
The International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine earler reported the death of its employee in Donetsk. "One of our office staff members has been killed as a result of a shelling in Donetsk today. We are working to notify his family about the tragic incident", an ICRC spokesperson told Interfax on Thursday evening. The victim is the deputy head of the ICRC Donetsk mission, Etienne Laurent, an Interfax correspondent said. His body is now at the Kalinin morgue in Donetsk.
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