All governments are supposed to provide basic services for their citizens.
So when Russian-occupied East Ukraine, calling themselves the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics”, announced the “launch of a humanitarian aid program and environmental security for the people of Ukraine, Donbass controlled areas”, I am forced to wonder “from where the aid comes and how can they possibly help with the environmental security of a war zone”?
But worse is the demand they make of the Kiev government, which is, quite literally, laughable.
“To this end, we insist on free access to the territory controlled by Ukraine in Donetsk and Lugansk regions of humanitarian organizations DNR and LC, as well as our recommended international organizations”, – they said. Source: http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/4031833
Let me review, please. Russia invades East Ukraine and unilaterally and illegally declares two republics, the DPR and the LPR, amidst the fighting. Then, while still actively fighting, these two belligerent states demand access to the land they are still attacking. This is akin to saying, “Excuse me, Mr. enemy commander, I would like to take a look at your defensive positions before I attack them.”
I guess Russian commanders have to have a certain amount of chutzpah these days. Thanks, Tass, for the laugh.
Oh, and Alexander Zakharchenko, if you’re going to hold a presser, find a dress uniform?
(Translation by my Chrome browser)
DNR and LNR announced a program of assistance to residents of Donbass controlled Kiev areas
LUGANSK, 17 February./ TASS /. The heads proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic (DNR and LNR) Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpenter announced the launch of a humanitarian aid program and environmental security for the people of Ukraine, Donbass controlled areas, and demanded its inspectors access to essential infrastructure facilities in the region. The document was presented at the Lugansk held a joint press conference of heads of republics.
Zakharchenko and carpentry emphasize that residents of the territories controlled by the Kiev Donbass were in a very difficult position. “They suffer from the tyranny of the military and civilian dictatorial administrations, from the excesses of the battalions of the National Guard, the APU placed personnel and military equipment in residential areas, schools and hospitals, industrial plants and civil infrastructure facilities, thereby making local residents hostage,” – indicate leaders DNR and LNR.
In addition, it is emphasized in the joint statement, the economic blockade, organized by the Government of Ukraine together with the radicals, led “to break the social and economic relations once united people of Donbass”.
“Thus, the remaining areas under the control of Ukraine’s Donbass on the brink of a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe are growing technological risks, stop plants, factories, continues to fall the level of people’s lives.”, – The document says.
“In this regard, we decided to implement a program of humanitarian aid and environmental security for our brothers and sisters living in the controlled Ukrainian Donbas areas. The main areas of humanitarian assistance are, firstly, the provision of services in the field of medicine and education, and secondly , payments to veterans and, thirdly, by separation of families, – said Zakharchenko and carpentry -. Separately, we want to emphasize that established humanitarian funds in support of fellow The program also provides for joint cultural, educational, sporting events with the participation of representatives of towns and villages. both sides of the line of contact. ”
Environmental safety of Donbass
Head of the Republic also expressed concern about the state of infrastructure in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. In this regard, Zakharchenko and carpentry offered their scheme to ensure the environmental safety of the region, demanding admission of its inspectors and humanitarian workers to vital infrastructure facilities in the areas controlled by the Kiev Donbass.
“We insist on the possibility of inspecting the forces MOE DNR and LNR and our humanitarian organizations drainage systems operating and closed mines, Papasnyanskogo water utility, Lisichansk refinery enterprises” Dawn “(in the city of Rubizhne) and” Azot “(in the city of Severodonetsk), KP” Water of Donbass “, filtering stations, warehouses with chlorine, Avdeevka coke plant, Azovstal, Constantine state chemical plant, Dzerzhinsk phenol plant,” – the document says.
Zakharchenko and carpentry call “enable monitoring of engineering infrastructure (electricity, water and gas), located on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian part of the Donets Basin, the failure of which could create problems for the DNR and LNR citizens.”
“To this end, we insist on free access to the territory controlled by Ukraine in Donetsk and Lugansk regions of humanitarian organizations DNR and LC, as well as our recommended international organizations”, – they said.
In conclusion, the Head of the Republic called on the inhabitants of Kiev controlled the towns and villages of Donbass combine “effort for survival and peace, to deal with those sitting far away in Kyiv, Brussels and Washington are trying to embroil us who grows rich on the war.”