Social activists of Donetsk region oppose violence and riots
In Donetsk, regional NGOs issued a statement on the political situation in the country. The address to the Ukrainian citizens has been placed on the official site of the Donetsk Regional Administration.
“We oppose violence and riots that are taking place and declare that it has no relation to the peaceful protest of citizens,” reads the statement.
Members of the public of the region also stress that calls for illegal acts, violence and aggression are unacceptable in any democratic country.
“If the protesters campaign for European values, they must follow these themselves instead of splitting the Ukrainian society and provoking law enforcers to suit their own political ambitions,” continues the document.
Regional community leaders urged to stop the armed conflict and to start negotiations, in the name of the future of the whole Ukraine.