efforts to implement the peace plan of the President of Ukraine and prevent
further victims in the east of our country, illegal armed groups, supported by
Russia, continue cynical killings of Ukrainian citizens.
Last night near the
city of Slovyansk, terrorist with MANPADS shot down
helicopter MI-8, killing nine Ukrainian soldiers. During the day, by bomb
attacks on the Ukrainian army checkpoint terrorists killed two and wounded four
In general, since
June 20, there were more than 40 incidents, where terrorists used weapons
against antiterrorist operation units of Ukraine.
Once again we see
that the terrorists do not need peace, they came with the war and will do
everything to ruin peace and security of Ukraine.
The cynicism of the
Russian mobsters extends even to children. On June 24, gunmen prevented again
the evacuation of 35 children with disabilities from Kramatorsk orphanage
"Antoshka" to the Kharkiv region. Only
through the intervention of orphanage personnel, terrorists were not allowed to
forcibly take the children to Rostov region of Russia.
All these terrible
cases show that, despite the declarative statements of the Russian Federation,
Russian terrorists feel impunity and encouragement. Moscow has never condemned
their terrorist acts in the eastern regions of Ukraine, has never expressed
condolences for the victims of almost daily armed attacks from the gunmen and
terrorists Ukraine suffers from.
Ukraine urges its
international partners and the entire civilized world to act together in order
to counter the aggression, which is committed by Russia in the east of our