On June 2, the Shakhtar Plaza hotel complex in Donetsk hosted a forum of activists of the public movement “Donetsk Republic”. The event was attended by the Head of the DPR, the Chairman of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” Alexander Zakharchenko and the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Head of the Central Executive Committee of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” Denis Pushilin.
The event was opened by Alexander Zakharchenko. In his welcoming remarks to the forum, the head of the Republic noted a number of positive changes in the work of the public movement.
ʺThe past year has shown that our movement has hardened and gained strength. We are capable of facing all the challenges that life puts in the path of the public movement. Our basic criterion for improving performance is positive feedback from people. If people used to come to us with their questions with some doubt, now people are confident that we can help them. All these changes are the merits of the public movement activists. Thank you for your work. I want our movement to be truly people’s one,ʺ Alexander Zakharchenko said.
The head of the DPR stated that there was a need to expand the work of the movement on the territory of the state, which is temporarily controlled by Ukraine.
ʺWe need to look at our work more broadly. We are now able to help the inhabitants of Mariupol, Slavyansk and other cities and we’re doing it. They are our citizens, so the public movement must be on the territory, which is temporarily under the control of Ukraine. We do not insulate ourselves by the territory in which we are now. You have to work not for show, but to work wholeheartedly and sincerely. So that the inhabitants of the territory under the control of Ukraine understand that we have not forgotten them, they are not abandoned, we are together,ʺ Alexander Zakharchenko said.
The head of the Republic established the position of Secretary of the Central Executive Committee in the public movement and announced his decision to appoint a deputy of the DPR People’s Council Sergey Zavdoveev to it.
ʺI decided to change the staffing of the public movement slightly and introduce the position of Secretary of Executive Committee. This will allow a number of important issues to be dealt more closely and substantively. I want to appoint Sergey Zavdoveev to this position,ʺ the leader of the public movement said.
The Head of the Central Executive Committee of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” Denis Pushilin, in his turn, told that the public movement had carried out a large number of activities and implemented many planned programmes since the previous meeting.
ʺA lot of activities and republican events have passed since our last meeting. It was not just holidays, but it was also a hard weekday for all of us,ʺ Denis Pushilin noted.
In addition, during the event, one-time payments were made to large families in which parents are the members of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” and who work on the enterprises that have switched over to external management.
At the end of the forum, the head of the central executive committee of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” thanked the participants for their work for the benefit of the Republic.
ʺIt is gratifying to see that we have assembled in such a team, because recent events have confirmed that our Republic is moving towards the goal we chose three years ago. But let us not forget that this is only the beginning of a long and arduous journey that we will undoubtedly overcome.
Thank you for your desire to continue building our state free, democratic and prosperous,ʺ Denis Pushilin summed up.