The actions of the Ukrainian authorities are clearly illegal and fundamentally violate international law. This was stated in the News Front commentary by Harry Murray, the head of the European Information Center for Human Rights (Europäisches Informationszentrum für Menschenrechte).
“Leaving 2,3 million inhabitants of the DPR without electricity and thus stopping the work of schools, hospitals and public places in the country, the Kiev government grossly violates articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (5,22,25,26,28,30). This can lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. It’s just scary to imagine what kind of fate can await the disabled people, sick people and children whose lives will be wholly and completely envious of the adequacy of the country’s behavior, which is balancing on the brink of the political and economic abyss, ” he said.
The human rights activist also noted that “expressing the desire to join the family of European nations, Ukraine from the very beginning committed to observe the rules of the game, adopted in the civilized West. However, official Kiev prefers to play as intuition and Western partners suggest using the situation in Ukraine as another attempt to draw Russia into a direct military conflict. “
“In the light of the Minsk Agreements, one can assume that Kiev anticipating that, most likely, will no longer regain control over the DPR, will prefer to accelerate the creation of a full-fledged state in the Donbass, which, on the one hand, will force Donetsk to withdraw from the Minsk agreements, and on the other hand, will untie the hands of the Ukrainian leadership and will allow full-scale military operations to be waged with the state, though not yet recognized by most of the countries of the world, but still lost for ever, “concluded Harry Murray.
Recall that Ukraine from 00:00 on July 26 ceased to supply electricity to the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic. At the moment, energy needs are covered by Starobeshevskaya, Zuevskaya TPS and other producers.