Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Official declaration of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR on statements made by the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs

16 January 2015
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic expresses its ultimate concern on public statements made by the number of European politicians, particularly of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgar Rinkevich who regards the Donetsk and Lugansk People`s Republics as the «terrorist organizations».

Considering the level of tension and the escalation of the conflict during last days, such arguments from the representatives of other countries, regardless of their significance at the world stage, sound unconstructive and cause the destabilization of situation.

It`s worth to remind Mr. Rinkevich and other supporters of similar views that the Donetsk and Lugansk People`s Republics are independent states, formed as a result of free expression of people’s will at the referendums on the 11th of May.

Any attempts to dispute this fact should be considered as provocations, escalating the situation in the region.