9 February 2017, 17:14
LPR trade unions collect 15,000 signatures in support of petition to world leaders
LPR People’s Council deputies who lead the Republic’s trade unions, collected more than 15,000 signatures in support of the petition urging world leaders to make Kiev stop its criminal activity against Donbass people, the Republic’s parliament press centre said.
Earlier, LPR People’s Council chairman Vladimir Degtyarenko and his DPR counterpart Denis Pushilin urged the Russian, US and German leaders to make Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko stop the shelling of the Republics’ territories. On 2 February the Republic launched the campaign in support of the appeal.
LPR Head Igor Plotnitskiy said Mir Luganschine social movement would facilitate signature collection and ordered LPR district heads to set up mobile signature collection centres.
“Trade Unions which have always supported peace in Donbass, economic development and Republic’s residents welfare, took an active part in signature collection to support the joint petition,” LPR Trade Union Federation chairman Oleg Akimov said.
“Personnel at enterprises, organisations and institutions fully support the joint petition and are ready to sign under each word in resolute protest against Poroshenko’s genocide policy towards Donbass people,” Akimov said.
The members of the Contact Group at the meeting in Minsk on December 21st agreed to enforce a comprehensive and durable ceasefire in effect from December 24th. The deal has become the 10th truce agreement since the autumn of 2014. Earlier, Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.
The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.
The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
LuganskMediaCentre — 09 February — Lugansk