March 1, 2017
Almost 230,000 DPR residents have signed the petition to world leaders asking them to make Kiev stop the Donbass genocide, the Republic’s parliament press service told Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.
“As of the evening of Feb.27, the petition to the Russian, US and German leaders was signed by 229,778 DPR residents,” 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.
The campaign to collect signatures in support of the document began in the republic on the same day. The petition with signature lists will be handed over to OSCE special representative in the Contact Group Martin Sajdik and later on to western and Russian leaders.