Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR Alexander Kofman

13 January 2015
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The announced by Mr. Kirilenko recurrent attack on inheritance of Soviet history is regarded as provocation during the negotiation process, the aim of which is to break off negotiations and destroy any possibility of dialogue between Republics and Ukraine.

There is an apprehension, that “purge of monuments to figures of communist past”, with high probability may be implied the monuments to warriors of Red Army, Soviet guerrillas and rear workers.

Another fact points at the urge of the Ukrainian authorities to violate the memory of World War II heroes - Vyacheslav Kirilenko offers the so-called “public”, i.e. infected by Nazi ideology marginal persons to destroy monuments by themselves, relieving the Ukrainian Government of responsibility for all these crimes against the history.