The Donetsk People’s Republic is the direct heiress of the Donetsk-Krivorozh Republic. This was stated by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the DPR in the Contact group’s negotiations in Minsk Denis Pushiln in the interview to RT.
ʺThis is our story as surely as the laying of the foundation stone of Donetsk Metallurgical plant and the first coal mined in Donbass. It was the first and successful attempt of Donbass to create its own state. The idea of uniting industrial areas has not lost its relevance yet,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.
According to him, “not only common enemies, the Ukrainian nationalists, unite the DKR and DPR, but also the fact that public officials of both Republics (the DPR and LPR) consider Donbass as an integral part of the Russian worldʺ.