Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the Ministry of Justice jointly with the
General Prosecutor's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine to take
measures to legally recognize the so-called DPR and LPR as terrorist
organizations. He announced at a Government meeting on Wednesday, January 14.
The Cabinet’s meeting
began with a minute's silence to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack
stated that "the Russian terrorists continue to kill Ukrainian civilians, continue
to shell Ukrainian military", "Terrorist attacks, which in Ukraine are
committed under the authority of the Russian leaders, endanger our statehood
and the lives of Ukrainians".
no boundaries. And the terrorist attacks in Paris, terrorist attacks in other
countries - Belgium, Australia, Canada, pose a threat, and all of us in synergy
should respond, with the entire civilized world. Now the security of Ukrainians
is in the hands of Ukrainian military, in the hands of Ukrainian soldiers, in
the hands of National Guard troops and everyone who is fighting in the area of
anti-terrorist operation", stressed the Head of Government.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the
so-called DPR and LPR must be
recognized by the entire international community as terrorist organizations. He
reminded that the Security Service of
Ukraine had launched the relevant criminal proceedings, and certain Russian combatants from DPR
and LPR had been announced suspicious of committing terrorist attacks.
He appealed to the
Ministry of Justice of Ukraine together
with the General Prosecutor's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine “to take measures to ensure legal
recognition in general of the
organizations such as DPR
and LPR, as terrorist by conducting an
"The Government of
Ukraine appeals to all international organizations, to our Western partners in
order, at the appropriate political level, to recognize the organizations DPR
and LPR as terrorist ones and to take appropriate measures of international
legal response towards these terrorist gangs operating under the guise of the
Russian Federation", urged Arseniy Yatsenyuk.