MOSCOW, October 3. /TASS/. Serious threats on the part of the Kiev regime to the lives and security of people on a national, lingual and religious basis had been growing, which made the existence of the Donetsk and the Lugansk People’s Republics as well as the Kherson and the Zaporozhye Regions within Ukraine impossible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.
Addressing a State Duma plenary session, Lavrov said: "Real threats to the lives and security of people, gross widespread violations of human rights, including the discrimination and prosecution of people for national, lingual, religious or political beliefs, had been on the rise. All this rendered impossible the existence within Ukraine of those regions for whose people the Russian language and Russian culture have been native," Russia’s top diplomat said.
In recent years, the Kiev regime "has waged an all-out war" against the Russian language, carried out widespread "abolition" of the Russian culture, while ostracizing the Orthodox Church and falsifying history shared by Russia and Ukraine, Lavrov explained. [Kiev] has been destroying books and dismantling monuments to those who liberated Ukraine from German occupation and forged the glory of the Soviet republic of Ukraine as part of the USSR. At the same time, laws have been passed that espouse the theory and practice of Nazism," he added.