Ukraine official condemns sale of products with "DPR" symbols on Amazon

19:50, 19 November 2018
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Ukraine's acting health minister Ulyana Suprun has called on fellow citizens to join a flash mob aimed at forcing Amazon, the global online trading platform, to stop selling products "emblazoned with symbols of the self-proclaimed terrorist republic 'DPR' (Donetsk People’s Republic)."

"Today we start a flash mob on social networks and send emails to Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos (jeff@amazon.com) in protest, calling on him to take the products off of Amazon’s site. No one should profit the victims of Putin’s war against Ukraine and consumers should not pay for Russia's hybrid war against the civilized world," Ulyana Suprun wrote in a statement published on her Facebook page.

She recalled that over 10,000 people had died because of Russia’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine, while the "DPR" flag "represents terrorism, repression, death, and occupation."

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"Russia has occupied 7% of Ukraine’s territory and continues shelling Ukrainian civilian settlements everyday. And let’s not forget about Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down by a Russian "BUK" missile, illegally transported into Ukrainian territory from Russia. All 298 people on board – all the passengers and crew – were killed," the acting minister wrote, adding that there are "hundreds of testimonials of illegal detentions and tortures of people in the territories occupied by Russia and its proxies."

"By supporting the aggressor country and the terrorist organizations that it sponsors, by putting these products up for sale or purchasing them, you are paying to kill someone," the posting reads.

"Ban the “DPR” products from Amazon’s site!" the acting minister urges the global company's leadership.

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