Donetsk, Feb 22 – DAN. More than 226,000 DPR residents have signed the petition urging world leaders to stop Kiev’s genocide in Donbass, the Republic’s parliament press service told Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.

“As of 22 February evening, 226,398 residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic supported the petition,” the press service said.

On 31 January, DPR and LPR People’s Councils chairmen Denis Pushilin and Vladimir Degtyarenko brought forward a joint petition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel asking them to make Ukrainian leadership stop the Donbass genocide. *jk