According to the website of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, the UN Security Council has been officially informed about the deterioration of the situation in the Donbas region.
The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry posed the information in such a way that the government plainly intended to "draw the attention of the international community to Russia’s neglect of the Minsk Agreement and to its full responsibility for the situation in some districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions."
It is emphasized that the number of armed provocations against Ukrainian government forces by separatists continues to grow. The report stated that the Ukrainian army and civilian targets were attacked 48 times on January 17th as well as about 36 and 40 times respectively in the preceding days.
Earlier it was reported that Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk discussed the Donbass situation with representatives of German Chancellor Angela and French President Francois Hollande.