According to him, "after a meeting of the presidents of Ukraine and Russia in Minsk, the situation has only worsened," he addressed the international community.
The representative of Ukraine told reporters that in the morning of September 4 "Russian tanks moved in the direction of Novoazovsk Mariupol." According to him, their invasion was stopped by armed forces of Ukraine and local residents. Yuri Sergeyev also said about "the continuing attacks on the Russian territory" using rocket launchers "Smerch" and "Uragan". This fact was also confirmed by the OSCE observers last week.
"The recent actions of Russia show the preparation of large-scale occupation under Russian control, as they did in South Ossetia, - Sergeyev said. - Representatives of Russia have begun a massive process of issuing Russian passports in Donetsk and Lugansk. This is implemented in order to give the Russian authorities in Ukraine a motive to introduce troops under the pretext of protecting "its citizens".
Permanent Representative of Ukraine adressed the international community. "Taking into account the difficult circumstances, we are forced to apply for international economic and financial support in order to help Ukraine to resist foreign aggression, - he said. - We are calling upon the international community to continue to put pressure on the Russian Federation, and to force it to stop the aggression and to abandon the policy, which is absolutely unacceptable in the XXI century."