DONETSK, February 20. /TASS/. About 180,000 signatures have been collected in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) under an appeal to the leaders of Russia, the United States and Germany, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Angela Merkel, the press service of the DPR’s legislature said on Monday.
"As of Monday evening, as many as 176,559 residents of the Donetsk Republic put their signatures under a joint appeal of the parliamentary speakers of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics to the Russian, US and German leaders," the Donetsk News Agency quoted it as saying.
On January 31, speakers of the DPR and LPR legislatures, Denis Pushilin and Vladimir Degtyarenko, made public their joint appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel asking them to press the Ukrainian government to stop genocide in Donbass.