On May 8, a republican rally on the occasion of 72nd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War was held in the Shakhtersk district near the Saur-Mogila memorial complex. The event was attended by the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin and the People’s Council’s deputies.
Addressing the gathering, Alexander Zakharchenko noted that the fighting near Saur-Mogila nowadays as well as during the Great Patriotic War was a key milestone in the liberation process of Donbass.
According to tradition, on the eve of Victory Day, we are going to Saur-Mogila. This place is sacred to all of us. The destiny of Donbass was shaped here in 1943. Here, on this earth, grandfathers and forefathers gave their lives for our freedom. In 2014, our friends and comrades died here. They have all saved us from the worst disease called fascism. I firmly believe that we will get this plague out of our land. Donbass will be free again and we will never put to shame the memory of our fallen heroes,ʺ the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic said.