On July 15, the mass meeting was held to mark the Day of Remembrance for the civilians killed in Snezhnoye airstrike. Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko and Chairman of the DPR People`s Council Denis Pushilin took part in the event.
According to Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, Donbass residents defend their right to life, freedom, religion, and the ability to speak the native language.
“On July 17-18, 2014, 214 of your fellow townsmen joined the militia. During the next two months 400 more people joined it. The resistance to the Kiev authorities, we showed, proves our unbending character. We have stayed to defend our right to be free men, to speak our native language and profess the Orthodox faith.
Now we are building our state at the cost of terrible losses, efforts and great sacrifices. The way we are building it is a tribute to the memory of the dead”, Alexander Zakharchenko pointed out.
In his statement, Chairman of the DPR People`s Council Denis Pushilin claimed that the international community is paying more and more attention to the situation in Donbass.
“Two years passed since the Ukrainian Air Force has begun to commit war crimes – to use aircraft and heavy artillery against civilians, fulfilling criminal orders of the government which came to power as a result of the coup d’etat in Kiev. We have no right to forget it or to allow the victims among our people to be vain.
The international community can`t ignore anymore what is happening here and more and more often international organizations make public statements, in particular Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said that civil conflict takes place here in violation of international laws. I’m sure that finally a tribunal will be held, the perpetrators of the monstrous crime against the people of Donbass will be punished and justice will be done”, Denis Pushilin said.