August 12, 2014
‘Let us stand strong together for our people, values and freedom’, – Lubkivskiy
These and the following was stated by representative of Ukraine to UNESCO Executive Council Danylo Lubkivskiy during the press briefing in Kyiv.
Lubkivskiy informed that last Thursday the terrorists had abducted Serhiy Zakharov – the brave artist from Donetsk, guilty only of drawing pictures of the terrorists.
‘We demand immediate and unconditional release of all hostages’ – UNESCO representative said. ‘This is the “new order” terrorists are trying to establish. This is the “preview” of the “multipolar world” Russia is preaching’.
‘At least 350 people remain hostage. I repeat – 350 people are held hostage by the Russian terrorists. And in some instances – by Russia directly’.
‘This is the reign of terror they are trying to impose on Ukraine’, – Lubkivskiy stated.
Nadya Savchenko, Oleh Sentsov, Hennadiy Afnasjev, Oleksandr Chirniy, Oleksandr Kolchenko and others were kidnapped and remain illegally detained in Russia.
They [kidnapped Ukrainian citizens] endure psychological pressure, court cases are fabricated, and actions of Ukrainian consuls in protecting rights of our citizens are obstructed.
Everyone who sanctioned persecution of Ukrainians and aggression against our country should receive a just punishment.
‘We appeal to international community, people of good will and moral authority to support Ukraine in liberating political prisoners of the Kremlin’, – Lubkivskiy said. – ‘Let us stand strong together for our people, values and freedom’.