O February 12, a meeting, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Donetsk-Krivorozh Republic, was held near the Artyom monument in Donetsk. The solemn event was attended by the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, the deputies of the People’s Council, the representatives of ministries and departments of the Republic.
Alexander Zakharchenko congratulated the participants of the meeting with this historic date.
ʺExactly one hundred years ago, our ancestors said yes to equality, freedom, justice and brotherhood, and said no to the West. The Donetsk-Krivorozh Republic was created in a very difficult time: during war, revolution and ruin… Unfortunately, it was suppressed by superior enemy forces. And almost a hundred years later, we, the descendants of these people, picked up their banner.
Today, we are also building our Donetsk People’s Republic in difficult times, in times of war. But we are restoring industry and rebuilding economy, we are doing it for our children, for our future. A hundred years ago, our ancestors failed, but today we say: “We will not lose!” We are for freedom, equality, brotherhood and the Donetsk People’s Republic!,ʺ the leader of the state said.
Denis Pushilin, in his turn, noted that it is important to reflect on the experience of historical heritage of glorious ancestors at the present stage of state-building of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
ʺWhat our ancestors did and what Comrade Artyom did should serve us as a good guide after a hundred years. We have to draw conclusions: probably something was done wrong in those years or maybe emphasis was placed on wrong forces. Maybe the complex situation, which Alexander Zakharchenko talked about, prevented the formation of that state. But today, there is us and we honor the history of our ancestors and rely on the current heroes who are among us. And with the support of the entire Russian world, we will be able to build a state we dreamed of in 2014, guided by goals we have set ourselves. We are united, determined, that is why the Donetsk People’s Republic to be and win!,ʺ the Speaker of the DPR Parliament said.
The Head of the DPR and the Chairman of the People’s Council laid flowers at the foot of the Artyom monument, who was a revolutionary and the founder of the Donetsk-Krivorozh Republic, during the event.