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14 January 2015, 17:30

APPEAL To the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of The Council of Europe, National Parliaments of the EU Member States, The USA, Canada, Japan and Australia on the Mass Shooting of People Near the Town of Volnovakha in Ukraine

 

On 13 January 2015, terrible mass shooting of civilian people took place in eastern Ukraine near the town of Volnovakha (in the Donbas). As a consequence of the missile attack on the bus with civilians launched by terrorists from the so-called “DPR”, more than 10 people were killed, among them there were children. More than 15 were seriously injured. Despite the Minsk Protocol signed in September 2014 by representatives of the OSCE, Ukraine and the Russian Federation which provides for the observance by all the parties of the ceasefire, the shelling of Ukrainian villages, settlements, cities in Eastern Ukraine and positions of Ukrainian law enforcers in the Donbas by the terrorists of the so-called “DPR” and “LPR” does not cease. The shooting is carried out from the areas under the control of the “DPR” and “LPR” militants with weapons originating from Russia. Ukraine and experts of many international organizations have numerous facts evidencing the Russian origin and the regular supply of weapons by the Russian Federation to militants in the Donbas through the Ukrainian-Russian border uncontrolled by Ukraine.

Every day, the world is witnessing flagrant violations of international law and fundamental human rights, the right to life of peaceful citizens of Ukraine who are held hostage by militants in the occupied territory of the Donbas.

The civilized world cannot silently observe this tragedy of Ukrainian people, nor has it the right thereto. Ukraine is sustaining numerous human casualties measured in thousands of lives.

The whole civilized world must make every possible effort to appease the aggressor. Only the power of our common resistance, power of unity and solidarity with Ukraine of all the European and international democratic community can stop it.

Recently, Ukraine together with other leading countries of the world and millions of French people paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack in the capital of France. The mass shootings of people in Paris and Volnovakha are the cases of the same kind. The civilized world must unite in the fight against terrorism.

Taking into account that the conflict in the Donbas, instigated externally, has already resulted in thousands human casualties, and hundreds of thousands of inhabitants of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts were forced to leave their homes and seek for shelter in the peaceful part of Ukriane’s territory under the control of the Ukrainian authorities, taking into account that Russia continues to support the terrorists through steady supply of military equipment, small arms, artillery, tanks and personnel, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine calls on the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, national parliaments and governments of the EU Member States, the USA, Canada, Japan and Australia:

– To continue and strengthen the policy of sanctions towards Russia as a state which, in breach of international norms, annexed a part of the Ukrainian territory – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, supports the terrorist organizations “DPR” and “LPR”, as well as by its practical actions systemically disrupts peace agreements reached in Minsk;

– To include the so-called “DPR” and “LPR”, as well as other similar forces into a list of the terrorist organizations;

– To explore ways for providing Ukraine with military assistance in order to enhance its defence capabilities, in particular with regard to protection of its borders;

– To continue policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of the Crimea;

– To elaborate within the next two months a program of support for Ukraine in addressing deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the country;

– To facilitate the political settlement of the situation in the Donbas based on full respect for territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of Ukraine, its sovereignty and independence;

– To continue to jointly counter the Russian propaganda.