Vladimir Bidyovka: Ukraine has repeatedly made it clear to us that it has little interest in people residing in Donbass

People are killed every day in Donbass as a result of violation of the ceasefire regime, hundreds of political prisoners serve time in Ukrainian prisons, many citizens, fearing persecution by the SSU, are not able to return to their homes. This was stated by the Chairman of the DPR’s People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka in an interview to the official website of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

ʺSince the signing of the Minsk agreements in 2015, Ukraine has not fulfilled a single paragraph of the Set of Measures. During this period, we have experienced more than 80 additional agreements on a temporary truce. Instead of a ceasefire, representatives of the Kiev authorities are engaged in lengthy discussions about the preparation of a “strategy and dynamic plan for the reintegration” of Donbass, and, meanwhile, the Prosecutor’s Office is initiating criminal proceedings against representatives of the DPR and the LPR, including the Head of the DPR’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova and the Plenipotentiary on Human Rights in the DPR Daria Morozova,ʺ the speaker of the parliament said.

He also noted that residents of Donbass have seen all possible forms of aggression, which has been waged by Ukraine in the past five years and shown through hatred to other nationalities, biased attitude against the people, who moved to other regions of Ukraine, disregard for people of the People’s Republics.

ʺUkraine has repeatedly made it clear to us that it has little interest in the people, who reside in Donbass, and it is not going to take into consideration their interests in the development of internal and external policies of the state. At a time, when Ukraine shelled our cities, organized a blockade and deprived the elderly of their well-deserved pensions, Russia did not abandon Donbass, taking care of the fate of its residents. This is why we assure ourselves every year that the future path of development of Donbass is to be found in integration with the Russian Federation,ʺ Vladimir Bidyovka said.

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