DONETSK, August 22. /ITAR-TASS/. More than one thousand civilians have been killed in a punitive operation in Donbass for the last two months, lawmakers from parliament of the unrecognized federative state of Novorossia said in an address to parliaments of European countries, Malaysia, Australia and the United States.
“More than 1,129, including 348 women and 76 children have been killed in a punitive operation for the last two months,” the press service of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic quoted lawmakers as saying in their address.
The infrastructure of regional towns was destroyed, many of which were left without power, gas and water supplies. “Hundreds of thousands were left homeless. More than half a million had to flee their homes and run away from the country,” the address reads.
Lawmakers noted that Novorossia, self-proclaimed federative union state of Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, “had to protect themselves, because they cannot permit to kill” and encroach on the rights of their citizens, urging lawmakers from other countries “to stop a war in Ukraine“.