Donetsk, Mar 2 – DAN. More than 244,000 DPR residents have signed the petition urging three world leaders to stop Kiev’s genocide in Donbass, “Donetsk Republic” parliament faction chairman Alexander Kostenko said on Thursday.

“As of today, 244,436 signatures have been collected. It’s a very good result; we’ll improve it,” Kostenko 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