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Mariupol wants to secede from Donbas and be with peaceful Ukraine

Residents of the city of Mariupol started to collect signatures for creation of the Pryazovskyi region on equal footing with other regions of Ukraine.

Residents of the city of Mariupol started to collect signatures for the creation of a new administrative-territorial unit – the Pryazovskyi region on equal footing with other regions of Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the local media.

The signatures are collected by the Molodizhnyi Palace of Culture. Yesterday anyone could put their signature for Pryazovskyi region.

According to a Mariupol activist Eleanora Haivoronska, the idea of emergence of the Pryazovskyi region within Ukraine has already existed for a long time, but today its importance has increased significantly.

"We understand that in terms of politics it is difficult to accomplish it since a part of the area is occupied. Therefore, the villages and settlements located there are in different statuses, and the problem is that people in the area will consider the creation of the Pryazovskyi region as economically and politically inexpedient," said Haivoronska. Because of this, the initiative group will offer to consider another question.

Thus, according to Haivoronska, if the creation of a separate area is inexpedient from the economic point of view, the activists propose to consider the possibility of granting special status to the city of Mariupol in the composition of the Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions of Ukraine. This appeal has been already approved by the signatures of more than 150 people. Signatures will be collected until April 20, then they will be handed to the higher authorities – to Kyiv.