Last week, the Supreme Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic returned to request the United Nations (UN) to recognise its sovereignty according to information released to the mass media by Vladimir Makovich, spokesman for the Republic’s Supreme council.
“We addressed a letter to the United Nations with a petition for recognition of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s independence,” he said, and added that similar letters have been sent to the Parliaments of Serbia and South Ossetia from May 19 (the same as the one to the UN), and both legislative organs have already recognised the new Republic.
Just four months after the coup d’état against the Ukraine president at the time, Victor Yanukovich, the Lugansk and Donetsk regions held referenda regarding the status of the region, in which the population proclaimed, by an overwhelming majority, their sovereignty and the later creation of their respective Republics.
Nonetheless, and according to calculations by the United Nations, around 360 people – among them 257 civilians – have died in the Lugansk and Donetsk Regions since the beginning of the punitive operation carried out by the current government in Kiev.
Actions such as these are repudiated by the Unrecognised United Nations (UUN) which, following its policy of respecting the peace, human rights and the sovereignty of the people, asks that the Ukrainian government respect the decision of the inhabitants of Lugansk and Donetsk, endorsed by the vote of their inhabitants.
The position adopted by the UUN is supported by the 96% of the population of the Lugansk People’s Republic that approved its decision to create a State of Union with Russia last May.
It is therefore unacceptable – the Unrepresented United Nations’ declaration continues – that the Ukrainian Central Government continues its military operations begun in mid-April against the pro-independence militia in Lugansk and Donetsk, and that also urged Russia to demand an immediate cease-fire of these punitive operations that, as has been said in a preceding paragraph, has provoked numerous deaths, and in particular among civilians.