Donetsk, Jan 31 – DAN. Chairmen of DPR and LPR People’s Councils Denis Pushilin and Vladimir Degtyarenko appealed to the Russian, US and German leaders in a joint statement on Tuesday.

“We ask you to stop Ukraine and compel Poroshenko to cease criminal actions against Donbass people. Make Poroshenko stop shooting at civilians and lift the economic blockade. It must be done before it is too late. Prevent great trouble before an environmental and humanitarian disaster occurs in our land,” reads the statement received by Donetsk News Agency.

It noted that Ukrainian military targets industrial facilities and infrastructure thus creating the danger of environmental and humanitarian disaster both in Donbass and adjacent Ukrainian regions.

DPR and LPR made arrangements starting Tuesday to gather more evidence of Ukraine’s actions aimed at worsening the humanitarian crisis. Simultaneously, signatures are being collected in support of the DPR and LPR parliament speakers’ appeal to world leaders. *jk