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LUGANSK, November 15. /TASS/. The public council reporting to the head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and the LPR trade unions have called on the United Nations and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to stop the Ukrainian army that kills civilians and destroys infrastructure in Donbass.
“Recent developments have demonstrated that Kiev neglects all international norms and agreements and continues to destroy infrastructure and to kill civilian population in Donbass,” says a statement posted on the republic’s official website on Saturday.
The document points out that the Ukrainian military forces shelled a maternity house in the town of Pervomaiskoye on Saturday.
The LPR public said that “ahead of the winter, electric power substations, boiler stations and other facilities providing water and gas to the cities, towns and villages have been deliberately destroyed.”
“Schools, nursery schools, libraries, culture facilities, train stations and railway mainlines remain the target as well,” the document reads adding that this brought about cancellation of railway traffic to Kiev and Odessa.
“This happens against the background of Kiev’s cynical statements on supposed commitment to the Minsk agreements. Although killing of thousands of compatriots is genocide of their own people and bloody crimes against humanity,” the self-proclaimed republic’s public representatives and trade union leaders said in the statement.
“We turn to the international organisations - the UN, OSCE and others established for protection of peace - with a question on whether millions of people in Ukraine’s southeast have the right to choose their future of their own and whether their aspiration to a peaceful life entails punishments for them,” the LPR said.