Acting President of Ukraine, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr recorded an address to Ukrainians.

VR to consider issue concerning strengthening of responsibility for separatism – Turchynov / REUTERS

According an UNIAN correspondent, acting President of Ukraine, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov in his address, which was broadcast by Rada television, said:

“In accordance with the Ukrainian legislation, we will put forth an issue on ban of activity of political parties and public organizations, which stand on position of separatism and work for a country-aggressor, against its own state and people”, said Turchynov.

He noted that he respects different political views, but “separatism and use of weapons against own state, which brings a direct threat to security and lives of our citizens, - it is not policy, it is a severe crime”.

“We will act adequately and decisively against criminals”, - stressed Turchynov.