Official message of the DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko in connection with the terrorist attacks in Paris:


“The heinous terrorist attacks were carried out in Paris yesterday. There are dozens of dead and wounded. Dozens of innocent people have become the victims of the absolute evil – international terrorism embodied in such group as “Islamic State”.


The people of Donbass mourn and pray for the victims together with the French people and the whole Europe. Unfortunately, we know very well how it feels when peaceful residents die in peaceful cities. Therefore, our sympathy to the French people is especially strong.


Against the background of this terrible tragedy, we call on the heads of the leading countries to stop the political strife and unite in order to fight international terrorism. It is necessary to stop local conflicts and turn them into a political settlement as soon as possible. It is also necessary to stop supporting Ukraine in its efforts to suppress Donbass by military means. All forces and resources of the world should be concentrated on cleansing our planet of terrorism.


The people of Donbass are ready to contribute to the fight against international terrorism. We wish the French people to retain their courage in order to stand in the fight against terrorism and to inflict a crushing defeat on it. The future of our children and grandchildren, for which we have responsibility, depends on it.”