Donetsk, Jun 6 - DAN. Security subgroup participants at 7 June talks in Minsk will raise the issue of civilian casualties caused by latest Ukrainian forces strikes at Donetsk and Yasinovataya, DPR envoy to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin told Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.
“Eight innocent civilians have been wounded. A woman was killed before her son’s eyes and he was rushed to hospital with critical wounds. The boy is now an orphan,” Pushilin said. “These are the consequences of Ukrainian military’s actions in the past two days. The victims and ceasefire violations will be the first issue on the agenda of the security subgroup’s talks in Minsk on Wednesday."
DPR continues to insist on the soonest disengagement of forces and hardware in Stanitsa Luganskaya, the third pilot area (LPR territory ), and the withdrawal of weapons banned under the Minsk Agreements from the contact line. It is the only way to ensure safety of our citizens from new strikes by the “glorious” Ukrainian army,” the envoy said.
Pushilin said peace in Donbass “is out of the question as long as Ukraine ignores the implementation of the Package of Measures.”
Belarus capital Minsk will host the next round of talks on Wednesday, 7 June.
On 4 June, a woman was killed in western Donetsk’s Petrovskiy district in shelling by Ukrainian forces. Her eight-year-old son sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a city hospital. Kiev forces continued to shell DPR territory on Monday. Latest reports said seven civilians were wounded in western Donetsk and Yasinovataya outskirts over the past 24 hours.*jk