Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says that the quantity of military and weapons from the Russian Federation in Donbas is growing. Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a statement made by NSDC press service. February 2, maximum intensity of delivery of fire by militants upon the Ukrainian positions since February 2016 was recorded. The RF-terrorist gangs are openly using heavy artillery, mortar launchers, tanks and multiple launch rocket systems. Turchynov opines that this testifies to the RF military-political leaders' intention to continue escalating combat action in eastern Ukraine. He believes that RF President Vladimir Putin is personally responsible for the escalation of the situation in Donbas. The NSDC states that Ukraine is ready to provide international observers and the world community with all proofs of RF troops' aggressive actions and war crimes. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Ukraine hopes that the talks on deploying a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Donbas will resume owing to the escalation of the situation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO).