Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Statement of the MFA of the DPR on shelling resumption by the Armed Forces of Ukraine

03 May 2015
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Last few days the strong renewal of hostilities can be observed on the DPR territory on the part of the Ukrainian military forces. Yesterday, on the 2ndof May, Donetsk was hit by the heavy artillery shelling on the part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The city hasn’t seen such intense shelling since February.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses concern over such actions on the part of the Ukrainian army. We consider these actions to be provocative, aimed at disruption of peaceful settlement of the conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPR calls guarantors of Minsk agreements, represented by Russia, Germany and France to assert influence over Kiev. Such actions on the part of the Ukrainian army have all signs of serious war crimes and can be compared with the most blatant genocide cases during the world history.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic calls on the world community to draw attention to this situation and to assume measures on cessation of systematic annihilation of civilians.