The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Cristián Barros Melet (Chile):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the killing of as many as 15 and injuring of more than 20 civilians, among them women and children, as a result of shelling of a public transport stop in the city of Donetsk on 22 January 2015.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and wished a swift recovery to those injured.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need to conduct an objective investigation and bring perpetrators of this reprehensible act to justice.
The members of the Security Council underlined the need for full implementation of the Minsk Protocol of 5 September and the Minsk Memorandum of 19 September, and welcomed the Berlin Joint Statement of the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the Russian Federation and Ukraine on 21 January 2015.