Ukraine calls for firm EU response to the Volnovakha bus shelling

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2015/01/13 • News

Ukraine’s representative to the European Union , Konstantyn Yeliseyev, has informed the leadership of the European Union of the brutal terrorist act near Volnovakha, carried out by pro-Russian militants, and has called for immediate and strong condemnation by the EU, the Mission of Ukraine to the EU has informed the Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels, January 13.

“The tragedy near Volnovakha is yet another obvious example that civilians, especially women, have become targets for the terrorists. Despite numerous appeals and statements from the EU, the terrorists supported by Russia continue shelling Ukrainian territory. The policy of appeasement toward the aggressor is leading to even more human casualties, Yeliseyev said.

He stressed that the “events near Volnovakha cannot be considered anything other than an act of terrorism.”

“I urge the EU, together with the experts from the OSCE Mission, to join the investigation of this terrible incident and to take immediate steps to prevent such terrorist attacks. The tragedy near Volnovakha, as well as Russia’s systematic non-compliance with the Minsk agreements, must be a subject of consideration at the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on January 19, as well as at the EU Summit on February 12-13, where one of the key issues will be developing a strategy to fight terrorism,” Yeliseyev said.

As previously reported, pro-Russian terrorists shelled an intercity passenger bus near the town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk Oblast, killing 10 and injuring 13. One of the injured passengers later died in hospital.

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Ukrinform

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  • Olga Dora Garbar

    Tienen que ser rusos no entienden que la vida de los civiles es sagrada.-.-

    • Michel Cloarec

      NO PASSERA !

  • Brent

    This incident should be a wake up call to EU who is just now realizing the reality of terrorism within its borders with the attacks in France. It’s time to stop putting their heads in the sand and trying to appease Putin. His terrorist mercenaries have created a human rights catastrophe in Easter Ukraine with kidnapping, extortion, and murder. They are bombing Odessa and Kharkiv. At what point will Europe wake up and start treating Russia like he terrorist state it has become? How many more Ukrainian lives will it take? Will it take their troops shooting down another civilian airliner for Europe to wake up?

    • Michel Cloarec

      IT WILL INTENSIFY ! They want to force P Poroshenko to negociate on their favor !