ENTRY INTO FORCE OF UKRAINE-EU ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT
November 1, 2016
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
We would like to draw your attention to the situation in eastern Ukraine. Although now it is hardly covered by world's media, the hybrid war launched by Putin never stopped and continues to claim lives. The Russian government continues to support Donbas separatists by sending their armed forces and heavy weapons. In this way, Russia has completely violated the Peace Treaty of Minsk signed in 2015.
Please take a look at the attached recent photos of the wounded, as well as those who died. We cannot look at them anymore – and what do you think? Maybe it’s time to do more to help us stop Putin?
More information on the war in Donbas:
· It was launched by Russia in 2014 on the territory of Ukraine and has taken away more than 10.000 lives, according to the official sources of the UN.
· It has forced approximately 2 million Ukrainian people to become internally displaced.
· It knows the most horrific war crimes and violations of Human Rights, some of which have already been taken into consideration by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
· During the last few months again many Ukrainian citizens (soldiers and civilians including young children) are being killed or wounded on a daily basis.
We hope that you will hear our pleas and do everything possible to ensure the end of this war. After all, don’t forget – your country could be the next victim of Putin’s regime.
President of the Congress of Ukrainians of Latvia