Deputies of “Donetsk Republic” parliamentary faction participate in solemn event dedicated to fifth anniversary of “Donetsk Republic” public movement

On October 23, an extraordinary solemn congress of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” was held in the capital’s Centre of Slavic Culture. The event was attended by the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka and Head of the parliamentary faction Valery Skorokhodov, deputies of People’s Council, heads of ministries and departments, heads of city and district administrations of the Republic.

About 500 activists of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” and more than 200 distinguished guests were present at the event.

The congress was opened by the Head of the Central Executive Committee of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” Alexey Muratov, who congratulated those present on a commemorative date. Then Alexey Muratov presented a brief report on activities of the public movement and its main social projects.

ʺWe have withstood, we have not broken down and we have not betrayed our friends and comrades. Five years down the road, we see that our dream is almost achieved. We have to make a few last but very important and difficult steps to return to our home, to Russia,ʺ Alexey Muratov concluded.

In turn, the Head of the People’s Council’s faction “Donetsk Republic” Valery Skorokhodov stressed the merits of the social movement in the formation of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

ʺThe life of our state is greatly dependant, in my opinion, like 90%, on the public movement “Donetsk Republic”. Our Republic started its trajectory five years ago, together with it, a public movement was created and thanks to which the political model of our state was built.

The public movement “Donetsk Republic” is a pillar, without which there will be nothing in this state. I am sure that altogether we can overcome any obstacle, and the DPR’s People’s Police will defend us from any kind of aggression.

I believe that the public movement currently faces new and more complex tasks. We must enhance the role of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” in solving various economic, political and social issues. As for the parliament, our movement is represented by a majority. People chose us and they are relying on us and we must not fail them. I agree with the Head of the Republic, who often spoke of the fact that we have to understand the difference between quantity and quality. It is high time to improve quality, we already have quantity. The public movement must take a strong stand in this direction, because the people are the source of authority in our state,ʺ the deputy said.

Following the working part of the congress, the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin made a speech, where he paid particular attention to the attitude of the authorities towards people.

ʺThere should be a careful attitude to an individual. I place utmost importance on this stance. This is an order to officials of all levels. The health of any society depends on moral principles. People now have an increased demand for justice, honesty, mutual help and kindness. The social movement, in my opinion, should meet these demands and do everything possible to make these qualities a norm in our Republic,ʺ the head of the DPR emphasized.

Also, Denis Pushilin noted that a fight against corruption in the Republic should be waged in all directions.

ʺAnother important topic intersects with work in this direction: anti-corruption measures. The state should create conditions – both preventive measures to eliminate and mandatory ensuing of consequences in case of the violation of a law. But zero intolerance with regard to corruption in society is achieved by many factors, and here our movement can make a significant contribution. Honesty should become a prestigious norm among officials, and the rejection of corruption even at the domestic level – among our citizens.

The most pressing domestic task for all of us is to improve the situation in the economy. We all understand the reasons for this situation, however, it is necessary not to complain about them, but to do everything possible in these conditions to run as many enterprises as possible. This is our priority. Within the social movement we are all equal – ministers, deputies, trade-union officials, workers and office-based employees. We can create platforms to discuss and develop the best conditions for revitalizing a business environment. So far, I see that not enough is being done in this area,ʺ the state leader stated.

At the end of the speech, Denis Pushilin indicated that the DPR’s main policy was integration with Russia.

ʺA primary unifying idea for all of us is a striving to become a part of our great Motherland – Russia. The slogan “Russia is our choice” is most eloquent on this point. We have come a long way and integration processes with the Russian Federation are well underway. The society makes a significant contribution to interaction. People’s diplomacy is a major part of this work, and the public movement have to make its own contribution to these processes,ʺ the head of the DPR summed up.

Then an awarding ceremony took place, where activists of field offices of the public movement “Donetsk Republic” were awarded with letters of acknowledgment, as well as solemn cancellation of a pre-stamped envelope dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the public movement “Donetsk Republic”.

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