Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Statement of the DPR`s MFA on the attempt to disrupt the school year in the Republic

25 August 2015
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Today, on the 25th of August, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled the Central district of Gorlovka in consequence of which one civilian was killed and five were wounded.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic expresses utmost condemnation of such actions of the Ukrainian army. In spite of Minsk agreements and contrary to the statements of the Ukrainian side about withdrawing of heavy weaponry, massive shelling of populated areas of Donetsk People's Republic continues.

As a result of the morning shelling in Gorlovka educational institutions - two schools and a kindergarten - were severely destroyed. Obviously, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are making all the efforts of disrupting the school year and depriving children of the opportunity to study in their native schools.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic urges the Ukrainian government to immediately stop the hostilities and withdraw heavy weaponry according to the Minsk Agreement, which was signed by the president of Ukraine.