DPR’s delegation congratulates public organization “Association of Donbass fellow-countrymen” of Moscow on 20th anniversary
On December 10, Moscow hosted a solemn event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the founding of the regional public organization “Association of Donbass fellow-countrymen.”
The ceremonies were attended by the DPR’s Head Alexander Zakharchenko, Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, Deputy Chairman of the DPR Council of Ministers Dmitry Trapeznikov, Minister of Inland Revenue of the DPR Alexander Timofeyev, Deputy Head of the DPR’s Head Administration for Social Policy Igor Martynov, First Deputy Head of the Donetsk City Administration Nikolai Volkov.
In his opening speech, the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko stressed the importance of the contribution of the Donbass fellow-countrymen of Moscow in the cultural heritage of Donbass.
“I am happy today to attend this momentous meeting. For us, you are an example, because we are the generation that grew up on the glorious heroic deeds of our ancestors. We grew up on your books and films.
I would like to take this opportunity to say that none of my countrymen have never, even in the darkest days of the war, disgraced the high title “Donbass person”. Our countrymen have not betrayed their homeland, have not betrayed Russia, their ideals – ideals of equality and fraternity, which you have brought up in us,” the Head of the Republic said.
According to the chairman of the regional public organization “Association of Donbass fellow-countrymen” the Hero of the DPR Joseph Kobzon, during the period of military operations in Donbass, he made eight trips to Donetsk and Luпansk People’s Republic.
“I have always been proud of Donbass, my homeland, where I was born and raised. Since the beginning of the tragic events in Donbass, unfortunately, it has been a long time, and during this period I made eight trips to my homeland. I am proud that Donbass continues to fight, and the children of Donbass are genuinely proud of their country,” Joseph Kobzon said.
During the event, a cooperation agreement between the Donetsk People’s Republic and the regional public organization “Association of Donbass fellow-countrymen” was signed.