On July 1, the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko addressed the deputies before the beginning of the DPR People’s Council’s plenary meeting of the spring session.In his statement, Alexander Zakharchenko noted the important role of the supreme legislative body of the Donetsk People’s Republic in the process of establishment of statehood. According to the leader of the state, despite the difficulties caused by the military situation, the parliamentarians nevertheless need to strengthen their work.
ʺToday, I wish to congratulate you on the end of another spring session. You are leaving for the holidays today. According to tradition, let us take stock.
The People’s Council is the principal legislative body of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the legislative branch of power. Your work is inestimable and invaluable. You, as deputies, are obligated to adopt as soon as possible the laws that citizens need for a very long decade, and you are coping with it.
I believe that we must amend and adopt more bills. But I also understand the difficulties you have to overcome and the fluid situation in which we all live at the moment. It is no secret that we are in a state of war and that the situation changes almost every day.
So you have to make the right decisions in this environment. But in my own opinion, I believe that work on the passage of bills must be strengthened. We lack many laws, unfortunately. But it is not your fault, but the fault of the situation in which we are now,ʺ Alexander Zakharchenko.
The Head of the Republic expressed the hope that the activities of the Republic’s People’s Council of first convocation would be remembered as a model of commitment and caring for people.
ʺYou really do a lot of work, meet with people and hold office hours for public at enterprises and public reception offices. You have a clear understanding of issues that all our people face. Our people appreciate and love you for this. And when you are going into recess for the summer, I want to remind you that this job needs to be done, because it is needed by those in the line. You, as a legislative authority, are fighters of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The processes, which take place in this building, in this hall, are invaluable and believe it, history will honour this. Our descendants will thank you so much,ʺ Alexander Zakharchenko summed up.