Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Commentary concerning provocative statements made by the Ukrainian leaders

15 January 2015
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Commentary of the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikhail Mnukhin concerning provocative statements made by the Ukrainian leaders.

Theses stated by the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov from the tribune of the Verkhovna Rada, are considered to be unconstructive along with those that demonstrate Kiev`s intentions to continue full-scale war.

The Donetsk People`s Republic during its interrelation with Ukraine systematically insisted on the position of inadmissibility of bloodshed and supported the solution of contradictions with the help of bilateral negotiations. Regular rotations of the Ukrainian detachments in Donetsk airport are vivid examples confirming the correspondence between our statements and real actions.

Latest steps of the Ukrainian side, including unceasing provocations along the Line of the Contact, transport and economic blockade, artillery shelling of our cities, escalation of the military-revanchist hysteria in media and declarations of the governmental officials and accepted decisions concerning the fourth wave of mobilization indicate that all our steps were ignored.
Current situation forces the government of the Donetsk People`s Republic to make all possible steps for security of state sovereignty and safety of our citizens lives.

The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic continues insisting that the negotiation process is the only acceptable and possible way for bloodshed cessation. The Donetsk People`s Republic recommends strongly our Ukrainian colleagues to put an end to unconstructive actions and to sit down at the negotiating table.