MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov’s statement he regrets the buildings of the Donetsk regional administration and local office of the Ukrainian Security Service in Lugansk should have been blown up together with the protesters controlling them back in the spring of 2014 merely confirms how indifferent the current authorities in Kiev are about human lives, the special envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in the Contact Group, Denis Pushilin, said on Friday.
"After such statements by one of the top officials of the regime in Kiev one can have no doubts who is really responsible for starting the bloody hostilities in Donbass. The Ukrainian Interior Minister just does not stop to think that an explosion in the building of the Donetsk Regional Administration would kill not just our activists, but many ordinary civilians," Pushilin said.
He speculated that the Ukrainian Interior Ministry was getting incomplete and distorted information.
"As a participant in those events I can brief him on the real state of affairs. At certain moments, when they were close to issuing such orders, the number of demonstrators in the regional administration’s building and around it reached eight thousand. Also, there was Lugansk," Pushilin said.
He pointed out that "only a dialogue will make it possible to prevent more casualties, but for some reason the Kiev regime finds it so hard to realize such simple truths."
Earlier, Avakov said on television the Ukrainian forces in the spring of 2014, when the Donetsk and Lugansk regions saw growing protests against government policies should have wiped out the building of the regional administration in Donetsk and the office of the security service in Lugansk.