The Decree, which terminated the operation of state authorities in Donbas, should be canceled, — Oleksandr Klymenko
12:08 / 19 Oct. 2015 / 398
Immediate cancellation of the Decree, November 15, 2014, which terminated the operation of state authorities in Donbas, should be the first steps towards the reconciliation of Ukrainian people. Oleksandr Klymenko – politician and public figure, the founder of community initiative «Restoring Donbas» – wrote about it in his article for NEWEUROPE.
“The winter is near, people in Donbas need electricity, gas, clean water and medicine. Senior citizens should receive pensions, children have to go to school. Ignoring these needs – is a form of collective punishment. Moreover, it is the punishment of the victims. It must be stopped immediately, “- he said.
Commenting on the geopolitical situation around Ukraine, the founder of “Restoring Donbas” emphasized the significant damage, which was did due to the policy of “who will win” between Russia and the European Union.
“Ukraine should demonstrate the possibility of peaceful coexistence of different cultures, peoples and even civilizations. We have to keep the place, where the East and the West still can come together. Ukraine stuck between a rock and a hard place, between Russia and the West for too long. If we do not consider Ukraine to be a prize or trophy for one of the parties and start to think about about what is good for us (Ukrainians), we will be in a much better position, “- wrote Oleksandr Klymenko.
He stressed that nowadays the continuation of the war in Ukraine corresponds to the interests of current government, which is striving for self-preservation.
“I am sure that Ukrainians are exhausted of this game. They will soon start looking for the new leaders, who are ready to move towards a compromise solution. When it happens, they will find plethora partners, who are willing and ready to support it, starting with me “- politician summed up.
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