Delegation from Russian Federation visits Parliament’s plenary session

On March 22, the deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Natalia Poklonskaya and Andrey Kozenko met with the deputies of the DPR’s People’s Council within the framework of an official visit to the Donetsk People’s Republic.

The deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Natalia Poklonskaya delivered a welcome address to the colleagues from the DPR before the beginning of the meeting.

ʺThank you so much for inviting. I am honoured to speak here today. I want the Crimean spring to come to Donbass as well, peace to prevail here, this land to be prosperous again as it used to be and should be.

The path you have travelled is uneven and full of challenges. I hope that it will be the past soon enough and there will be a new era, era of development, for Donbass.

I led people and prosecutorial officials five year ago and therefore I know how difficult it is to think not only about yourself, but also about your team, which risks its life every single day, risks everything, but remains to be devoted to its Motherland up to the end. We defended our Crimea, we defended our truth and we succeeded.

Everyone here acknowledges that you have people to care about and that you have to think not only about yourselves, but also about ordinary citizens, who have no one to turn to.

And I wish you, from the bottom of my heart, to succeed,ʺ Natalia Poklonskaya said.

In turn, the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Andrey Kozenko noted that the People’s Republics would never remain without support.

ʺI am sure we will prevail. All my colleagues and the deputies of the State Duma care about Donbass. We will do everything possible within the Integration Committee “Russia – Donbass” to speed up the process of the integration of the Republics with the Russian Federation.

I thank you for your hard and systemic work. I know what it is like to be the member of the regional parliament – it is constant communication with people, solving problems in all available ways. But I am sure we will succeed.

Dear friends, I want you to know that you are not alone in this difficult journey. I want you to believe that we will raise the banner of victory together! Thank you for your work!,ʺ Andrey Kozenko.

In response, the Chairman of the DPR’s People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka thanked the colleagues from Russia for he kind words of support.

ʺThank you for what you do for Donbass, for your support and participation in our destiny. I hope that all your wishes will come true in the near future,ʺ the Speaker of the Parliament said.

It should be reminded that the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Natalia Poklonskaya and Andrey Kozenko were on an official visit to the Donetsk People’s Republic till March 22. Within the framework of the visit, the Russian parliamentarians took part in the opening of the “Russian Spring” public garden and the rally dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation, which took place in Makeyevka.

 

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