On April 7, a mass rally, timed to the third anniversary of the proclamation of the Donetsk People’s Republic, was held at the Lenin square in Donetsk. The Chairman and deputies of the DPR People’s Council participated in the event.
The Speaker of the Parliament congratulated the citizens of the Republic on a significant date and thanked them for their courage and their commitment to the well-being and prosperity of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
ʺIt has been three years since the proclamation of the Donetsk People’s Republic. This was the beginning of the difficult, but the right way in which we went along with you. We took responsibility for our land, our future and our descendants — we had no other choice.
We held a referendum, thus upholding our right to life.
We are with you! There is the Donetsk People’s Republic, which overcomes all the difficulties in its path and moves inexorably towards new victories,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.
Deputy Valery Skorokhodov shared with the participants his memories of the events of 2014.
ʺWe have a double holiday today – three years after the proclamation of the Republic and the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Standing on this square, I remember the days when the people of Donbass showed their character and said “No to Fascism!”, “No to Banderism!”. I remember going to these rallies and what mood I had. I will not say I was not afraid, but our blood boiled when we saw fascists.
There has been much, much more will be done and I want to say that we will not retreat. We have been standing three years and we will keep doing it in the future. No one can destroy us,ʺ Valery Skorokhodov noted.