On May 28, a holiday meeting coinciding with the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet KGB Border Troops was held in Makeyevka.
The event was attended by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, such deputies as Sergey Chuchin and Yuri Pokintelitsa, the Minister of State Security Vladimir Pavlenko, the Acting Head of the City Administration Valery Lyakhovets, representatives of the DPR Union of Veterans of Afghanistan and the Border Guard Service of the DPR Ministry of State Security.
Denis Pushilin congratulated the border guards on their professional holiday and handed over the People’s Council’s certificates of gratitude to the veterans of the border troops.
ʺIt is a great honour for me to congratulate you on your professional holiday, Border Guards Day. We all understand how important your profession is, a service in border troops. You are particularly valiant and courageous in defending the frontiers of the Donetsk People’s Republic, which is vital to us.
Of course, the defence of the motherland comes at a price. I bow before those who gave their lives for the most precious thing we have, for our freedom and for the future. Together we can handle all the difficulties. Happy Holidays!,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.
Sergey Chuchin, in his turn, described the difficulties encountered by border guards during the service.
ʺThe service at the border has always been a difficult task in terms of the conditions in which you have to work. In border, there are real professionals who can always find a way out in an unstaffed situation. Happy Holidays, dear comrades!,ʺ Sergey Chuchin congratulated.
According to Yuri Pokintelitsa, Border Guard Service has a special and important task in protecting the borders of the state.
ʺA Border Guard is a defender of the Fatherland’s frontiers and is the first to encounter any aggression and assault. Border guards are people who, at the cost of their lives, do not miss any enemy. I wish you the best of health, well-being, good luck, patience and peace,ʺ Yuri Pokintelitsa wished.
At the end of the event, a holiday concert and a field kitchen were organized for all participants.