Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Official statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPR on shellin

12 January 2015
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The number of cities of the Donetsk People`s Republic were hit by massed artillery shelling by Ukrainian troops in the last two days (January 11, 12). According to present information, during this incident, there are hundreds of civilian casualties and wounded, dozens of houses and infrastructure objects were destroyed, including the most important state enterprises.

Considering this situation, we pay attention to the fact that these barbarian actions are serious crimes and direct violation of all conventional international norms and principles, threatening the whole system of international law.

The Donetsk People`s Republic reserves the right to demand the compensation of the whole inflicted damage from the Ukrainian side, and alerts once again in all seriousness: the invasion into the territory of our state and any armed provocations will be repelled by our people. The Ukrainian government will be responsible for all serious consequences.