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"DPR" militants gave Czech humanitarian organization 24 hours to leave Donetsk
10:28, 27 November 2016
"DPR" militants gave Czech humanitarian organization 24 hours to leave Donetsk

The so-called "DPR" wants to stop the activity of the Czech humanitarian organization "People in Need" on the occupied territory of Donetsk region

10:28, 27 November 2016

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On Saturday, November 26, gunmen of "DPR" group came to the office of the Czech humanitarian organization "People in Need" in Donetsk demanding to immediately curtail its activities in the occupied Donbas. It was reported by "Radio Liberty".

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Head of Organization Simon Panek said that representatives of the militants did not report the reasons why the Czech humanitarian workers were denied in accreditation.

"It is upsetting that Donetsk leadership without any explanations refused to give us access to people, who really need our help and thus violated international humanitarian law," he said.

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At the same time, aid coordinator to Ukraine Tomáš Kocián noted that employees of "People in Need" "still fulfill all the requirements of local authorities and regularly inform them about their activities. Any reasons for non-renewal of accreditation were not officially named to us."

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