April 30, 2016 –
Semen Doroshenko, PolitNavigator –
Translated by J. Arnoldski
“US Ambassador praises shooting of people in Mariupol: ‘It was then that the ‘Novorossiya’ project died’”
The events in Mariupol, Donetsk region (when Nazi Azov fighters shot at a peaceful demonstration of residents on May 9, 2014), have become an example of the struggle against the “Russian world” for all of Donbass. This was stated by the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, during his visit to Mariupol today, where he held a meeting with representatives of the local government.
“I think that it was Mariupol that showed the people of Donbass that the future depends on peace and stability,” Pyatt is quoted as saying by the press-service of the US Embassy.
The press-service also noted that during his visit the Ambassador also commented on Ukrainian elections and the successor of individual regions in fighting against corruption.
Pyatt also met with the head of the Donetsk region’s national police, Vyacheslav Abroskin, and visited the “Azovstal” plant owned by oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.