On August 24, in Makeyevka, a series of festive events took place, timed to coincide with the Town Day and the Miner’s Day.
Chairman of the People’s Council Denis Pushilin, deputies of the People’s Council Maxim Knish, Victor Neyer, Yury Pokintelitsa, Vyacheslav Tikhonenkov and Vladimir Chekun, acting First Deputy Minister of Coal and Energy Anatoly Nesterenko, and acting Head of the Makeyevka Town Council Valery Lyakhovets took part in the celebrations.
In the course of the solemn part, the acting head of the Town Council, Valery Lyakhovets, addressed the miners with a congratulatory speech.
“Dear miners! I am sincerely glad to congratulate you on the upcoming Miner’s Day, which has always been and remains one of the main and holy holidays for the people of Makeyevka! Today we praise all the workers of the coal industry of Makeyevka, which has been the cornerstone of our town for centuries and is the first in the coal-coke-metal production chain.
On this festive day, on behalf of all citizens, I express my deep gratitude to all miners, veterans of miners’ work, families of miners – all who today, despite the difficulties and the war, remain in the town and work for the benefit of its inhabitants and the Donetsk People’s Republic. I am convinced that your stamina and courage, strength and endurance will help to overcome all difficulties with dignity. The life of our town and our Republic largely depends on your work, on your successes,” Valery Lyakhovets said.
Deputies joined the congratulations. They presented the certificates of appreciation of the DPR People’s Council to the best representatives of the honorary profession.
At the end of the holiday, miners and honorary guests passed through the central streets of the town to the memorial “To the Feat of Makeyevka Miners”. Chairman of the People’s Council Denis Pushilin together with the Head of the Makeyevka Council Valery Liachovets, fellow deputies, leaders and veterans of the Makeyevka mines laid flowers at the foot of the memorial.
“For all who live in the Donbass, coal and a miner are not just words. This is coal dust, penetrated into the skin, the incredible work of thousands of miners, the tears of hundreds of widows and mothers who did not wait for their relatives from the longwall. Paying tribute to those who extract heat and light for the Republic is a holy duty for every inhabitant of our land,” the Speaker of Parliament said.