Denis Pushilin assumes office of Head of Donetsk People’s Republic
On November 20, in Donetsk, the inauguration Denis Pushilin, who was chosen on the basis of the results of the popular vote on November 11, was inaugurated as the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic. The solemn ceremony was held at the Donetsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after A. B. Solovyanenko, the official website of the DPR Head, Denis Pushilin, reports.
The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Bidyovka, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, and as a representative of the legislative branch of power, and Andrey Kim, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the DPR, as a representative of the judicial branch of government. The celebrations were attended by the elected LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik, President of the Republic of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia Valery Bganba, Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the People’s Council Olga Makeyeva, deputies of the People’s Council, heads of ministries and departments of the Republic, heads of district and city administrations, and other officials.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the flag bearers of the guard of honour introduced the National Flag of the DPR, the standard of the DPR Head and the Constitution of the DPR. Holding his hand on the Constitution, Denis Pushilin took the oath of allegiance to the people of the Republic.
“I swear to abide by the Constitution of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the laws. To respect and ensure the human and civilian liberties and rights. To perform the high duties of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic with honour. To serve the people faithfully,” Denis Pushilin said.
After the oath was pronounced, Chairman of the DPR Supreme Court Andrey Kim declared Denis Pushilin the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The DPR Head, who assumed the office, addressed the audience.
“Four years ago, a major event occurred in the modern history of the Donbass. On May 11, 2014, a defining milestone in the life of a young state called Donetsk People’s Republic commenced.
Having defended our right to freedom, we got a unique chance to build our Republic together. A republic in which the voice and opinion of each resident is important. And together over the years we have been creating an independent and democratic state. Only thanks to the unity, solidarity and firmness of our spirit we were able to pass all the tests with honour and achieve what many modern states have been striving for centuries. We can speak Russian openly, develop our economy and industry. On November 11, 2018, the citizens of the Donetsk People’s Republic showed solidarity and once again proved to the world their commitment to a common future with Russia. This is our firm choice, and we will not turn from this path! I consider it my duty to rally the people of the Donbass around the cherished goal – to live as one family with the people of Russia!
As the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic I pledge to apply all my strength and knowledge, all my time and all my opportunities to justify the trust placed in me to the guests and all those present in the hall, to every resident of the Donetsk People’s Republic, to every compatriot and our like-minded people. Together we will change the life of every citizen of our state for the better and strengthen our own economic, civil and cultural self-sufficiency!
Dear friends! We have a lot of work ahead and new challenges. And ahead – I am convinced of it! – a peaceful life. Ahead is a developed and strong Donbass!
I believe in the strength of the Donbass people, in the strength of our spirit, in every resident of the Donetsk People’s Republic! I see determination in your eyes and am convinced that the Donbas will very soon become the centre of attraction for all democratic states.
Success is surely awaiting us, because we maintain our harmony and unity, because we are inspired by a common noble dream – peace in the Donbass land! Remember, we will win, because we are the heirs of a great people, a people for whom the values of the Russian world are preserved and holy!” Denis Pushilin said.