Official statement of the Presidium of the People’s Council of
Donetsk People’s Republic
The Ukrainian leadership – Petro Poroshenko and Arseniy Yatseniuk – through its recent acts has once and for all opposed the Ukrainian state to the people of Donbass. Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics are declared blockaded.
According to the earlier adopted normative legal documents, all budgetary institutions situated in the territory of Donetsk People’s Republic should be relocated to the territories controlled by the Ukrainian side. All payments to public sector employees are completely stopped. The officials undertake to pay wages and pensions only to those who moved from the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and got registered.
Actually, it is a confiscation of legal pensions, allowances and benefits of our veterans, pensioners, disabled people and mothers. It is medical, public, educational, cultural and social deprivation of the people of Donbass. It is an attempt to break down the civilized life in Donbass.
In our opinion, there is no legal basis not to pay money from the budget to the persons registered in the populated localities of DPR and LPR. The citizens residing in our area have the rights equal to those of other citizens of Ukraine. The Ukrainian government forgets that the retirement savings are the money of people themselves saved by them during all their working lives and given to the state for preservation and growth. This is the money of the people who expended many strenuous years of their intellectual and physical labour and health for the benefit of independent Ukraine. In this case the Ukrainian state is not the owner but the manager of those funds, and it does not have any rights to manage them arbitrarily.
Ukraine acted in violation of not only the norms of its own legislation but also of the fundamental international acts and agreements, among them Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charter of social rights and guarantees of citizens of independent states. Those documents secured the human right to social maintenance regardless of race or ethnic background, sex, language, place of residence, type or nature of occupation at the international level. Besides, Petro Poroshenko through one of the clauses of his latest decree has actually admitted the violation of provisions of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Donbass.
We consider the actions of the Ukrainian leadership unacceptable. It is not only the immoral deprivation of the opportunity to receive the legal means of subsistence imposed on the most vulnerable populations but also the act in which any unprejudiced court can easily find signs of social genocide. The Ukrainian government declared war not on armed men but on civilians including elderly and children.
We ask the international community and Russian Federation to stop the humanitarian disaster and social genocide caused by actions of the Ukrainian government. We request an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to consider the interference of peacekeeping mission with representatives of the Russian Federation to control the fulfillment of previously achieved agreements and settlement of humanitarian and social situation.
Сообщение отредактировал Марго-2014: 27 November 2014 - 22:19