Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR concerning entering of transport blockade by Ukraine

23 January 2015
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On the background of the Kiev regime's official reports on the intentions to "postpone" the entering of admission to the temporarily occupied territories of the DPR, in the last days of Ukrainian security forces launched a factual transport blockade of our country.

Such measures already have led to a significant deterioration of the humanitarian situation, especially in the front-line towns. The civilians, who are already dying every day from Ukrainian massive artillery shelling, risking appearing in terms of total social disaster again, the consequences of which nobody can predict.

We consider such steps as supremely unhelpful, aimed at inflicting maximum damage on the civilian population of Donbass and our state.

In the context of the systematic violation by the Kiev authorities of fundamental human rights, generally accepted international norms and principles, to talk about a constructive dialogue is becoming problematic.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPR once again emphasizes that it would seek from all relevant international bodies thorough investigation of all these facts in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.