06.08.2015 08:00, Donetsk
The Chair of People Council of Donetsk People’s Republic Andrey Purgin and the Chair of People Council of Lugansk People’s Republic Aleksey Karyakin have made the following statement:
We call to the leaders of the European Union to prevent a full scale war on our land. To get Ukraine back to the negotiations to find a peaceful resolution of the conflict and stop the extermination of the people of Donbass.
We want to know how Mrs. Merkel and Mr. Hollande evaluate the clear public statements of Poroshenko, Groysman and Paruby in which they say that they do not wish to and will not follow and implement the Minsk agreements. That Donbass will not receive a special status, even though it is directly indicated in the Minsk Package of Measures. That there will be no local elections in Donbass, as well as there will be no amnesty to the participants of the conflict on both sides. All of these are also basic demands of Minsk-1 and Minsk-2.
That the issue of Donbass will be dealt with just like Croatia dealt with Republic of Serbian Krajina – with a military solution, a punitive operation, violence, murder and destruction. This is an impudent confession of Kiev’s true intentions remains as if unnoticed. It is obvious that this is the way the ruling Kiev clique denies not only the principles of the Minsk documents, but the necessity of the peaceful political settlement through equal dialogue itself. And adopts a course towards war.
This course showed itself during the latest Minsk consultations on August 3-4 as well. There was no progress, but there was demonstrative sabotage on the side of Ukraine. Even such a deeply developed question as withdrawal of tanks and mortars to which DPR and LPR agreed instantly and fully was disrupted.
We demand the EU leaders to take energetic measures to coerce Ukraine to peace. If that is necessary, gather the highest level “Normandy format” meeting once again for that purpose.
We demand you to stop the Ukrainian punitive forces. Save out people from physical extermination.
Source: Donetsk News Agency