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5 September 2019, 19:53

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Statement by Leonid Pasechnik on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Minsk Agreements

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The five years of Ukrainian sabotage of the Minsk Agreements became for Donbass people the five years of confidence, patience and pain. The pain was caused by the loss of the loved ones killed at Kiev’s orders. We kept patience despite regular and crude violations by Ukrainian forces to sabotage the effective accords, and confidence that Ukrainian leaders would stop deceiving their people and become their true servants. It means that they have to fulfil the wish of millions of Donbass residents who demand the implementation of the Package of Measures.

The five years of the outrage committed by Kiev that led the country to practically complete breakup also became for us the years of faith and revival. We had faith that we would never depend on Ukraine and that we believed in the principles for which we fought in 2014. As for revival, we mean not only the economic transformation of the region whose economy is experiencing a new upturn. In the first place, we mean the strengthening ties with Russia, which no country or regime will ever be able to sever again.

Today, as five years ago, the LPR and the DPR honestly and consistently fulfil all the provisions of the Package of Measures and expect the same consistency from Ukraine instead of crude provocations and inappropriate political statements.

Lugansk People’s Republic Head Leonid Pasechnik

LuganskMediaCentre — 05 September — Lugansk