Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Commentary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRconcerning Act on amendments to Criminal Code of Ukraine

03 March 2015
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On the 24-th of February, 2015 K. Mateychenko, the MP of Verkhovna Rada, proposed Ukrainian Parliament to consider Act on amendments to Criminal Code of Ukraine, containing provisions of criminal responsibility of persons for the actions, aimed at «derogation of the state and its bodies authority».

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Donetsk People`s Republic expresses its deep concern concerning this fact. We believe that trough such actions the Ukrainian government demonstrates own intentions to destroy Ukraine as democratic state, keystone of which is a right of everybody to express its own views.

We decisively condemn such actions of official Kiev. We remind that provisions of this Act contravene The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights etc.

We call on the international community to pay a special attention to Ukrainian authorities` actions and adequately estimate such initiatives regarding worldwide democracy standards.