On September 3, 2016, the opening of the swimming pool of the additional education institution “Horlovka Youth Sports School №1”, which was destroyed after the Ukrainian armed forces’ shelling and rebuilt after recovery work, took place in Horlovka on the occasion of City Day.
The event was attended by the deputy of the DPR People’s Council Ekaterina Martyanova, the Minister of Education and Science Larisa Polyakova, the Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and Tourism Nikolay Tarapata and the acting Head of Horlovka administration Ivan Prikhodko.
The acting Head of Horlovka administration Ivan Prikhodko addressed to Horlovka citizens with a congratulatory speech.
ʺI congratulate you on a City Day! It is a great occasion for Horlovka. On behalf of the Head of the Republic, we together with the Minister of Education and Science and the Minister of Youth, Sport and Tourism made a lot of efforts to establish a social sphere in Horlovka and we have made it a reality today.
We are opening the swimming pool today. So that no one thinks that we live in war, I want to say: we live in peace, we live in hope for peace. I congratulate you on City Day and wish you peace, health and prosperity!ʺ Ivan Prikhodko addressed to Horlovka citizens.
The staff of the Control Center of hospital hygiene quality represented by general director Oksana Polishchuk and the staff of “Vostok-resurs” presented by general director Sergey Vinichenko were awarded by Horlovka administration with certificates of honor and awarded by the “Youth Sports School №1” with Horlov`s medals for a significant contribution and help in the rebuilding of one of the most important objects of infrastructure of the city, which was destroyed during hostilities.
The Minister of Education and Science of the Donetsk People’s Republic Larisa Polyakova noted the enormous potential of the young generation in her congratulatory speech to Gorlovka citizens.
ʺI always come to Horlovka with a great feeling of gratitude, awe and respect. Look at these children who already have more than one medal. You have to be proud of them, be proud of Donbass people! And let those, who do not want our children to learn in beautiful buildings, swim in beautiful swimming pools, envy us. And they will envy, because we are proud, we have Donbass and it is our home!
I congratulate you on City Day and the opening of the swimming pool, I congratulate your children with the beginning of the school year and may this year be the best, peaceful and productive,ʺ Larisa Polyakova wished.
The deputy of People’s Council and a member of “Donetsk Republic” faction, Ekaterina Martyanova expressed gratitude for heroism, firmness and courage of Horlovka citizens.
ʺDear citizens of Horlovka, you are strong, I am proud of you! I admire your perseverance and your patience. Today we have a very significant event – the opening of the swimming pool. When people are happy and they have a good mood, I have a good mood as well. I wish you health and, of course, piece!,ʺ Ekaterina Martyanova wished.
The parliamentarian greeted the citizens and the acting Head of Horlovka administration Ivan Prikhodko on behalf of the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin.
ʺDear Mr. Prikhodko and citizens of Horlovka! I sincerely congratulate you on the opening of the swimming pool of the “Youth Sports School №1”!
Your city has had tough times living and working near the front line. But, in spite of harsh conditions, you strive for reconstruction and development of your city. Believe in the future of the Donetsk People`s Republic!
I sincerely thank you for your hard work and faith! I am sure that today’s event is meaningful for your city. The opening of “Youth Sports School’s” swimming pool after recovery work is the merit of Horlovka citizens. It is a symbol of the revival of Horlovka and the Republic.
From the bottom of my heart I wish you piece, well and prosperity! Happy Holiday!ʺ the congratulatory address said.
After that, the deputy Ekaterina Martyanova presented swimming equipment and also training and improving skills of swimming devices from the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin to the head of the additional education institution.
The director of “Horlovka Youth Sports School №1” Sergey Soroka accepted the presents.
ʺOn this great day I want to say the words of gratitude to the leadership of our Republic, Horlovka administration and its department of education, all public services, who participated in rebuilding of our swimming pool,ʺ Sergey Soroka thanked.
The entertainment program and the concert of “Laskovy May” group took place after the event.