Official delegation of DPR visits cycle of events within framework of working visit to Republic of South Ossetia – Alania

On September 18, an official delegation of the Donetsk People’s Republic headed by the Head of the Republic Denis Pushilin carried out a working visit to the capital of the Republic of South Osetia – Alania Vladikavkaz. The delegation included the Chairman of the DPR’s People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, deputies of the People’s Council Valery Skorokhodov and Sergey Prokopenko.

During the visit, the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin met with the Head of the Republic of South Ossetia – Alania Vyacheslav Bitarov. The event was also attended by the Chairman of the DPR’s People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia – Alania Alexey Manchev and Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Kazbek Taisayev.

Welcoming the DPR’s delegation, Vyacheslav Bitarov expressed the hope that the ties between the Republics would only strengthen in the future.

ʺThis is not the first time you have come here to us. Our people know you and have the greatest respect for the work you do for the benefit of the people of the Donetsk People’s Republic

I am happy to meet you and I would like to see the relations between the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Republic of South Ossetia only strengthen and become even stronger,ʺ Vyacheslav Bitarov said.

In turn, the Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin thanked the people of the Republic of South Ossetia for its support in challenging times for Donbass.

ʺOssetians are not strangers to us, because they took part in the protection of the rights of ordinary citizens, civilian population (of Donbass –Ed.), when the aggression began and the coup in Kiev took place. Arriving here, we feel your hospitality and that friends surround us.

I hope that our interaction will be on the rise. Today, we had an opportunity to introduce our chairmen of parliaments. I believe that our young parliament can adopt the best practices.

I would like to thank you personally for the support the people of Donbass receive. Alas, we have not resolved the conflict yet, and, unfortunately, we trace the same paymasters, as in the situation with aggression against the residents of South Ossetia,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.

The Chairman of the People’s Council noted the importance of strengthening of inter-parliamentary ties in a commentary to the press service of the People’s Council.

ʺWithin the framework of the meeting, we discussed the importance of interaction between the parliaments of the Republic of South Ossetia – Alania and the Donetsk People’s Republic. I am sure that there are many topics that will be relevant for both sides in their professional activities. In general, I consider cooperation at the inter-parliamentary level important and promising,ʺ the speaker of the parliament said.

Also, the official delegation visited Beslan, where it placed flower to honour the victims of a tragedy that took place in school No. 1.

It should be noted that the tragedy took place on September 1, 2004, in Beslan. That day, terrorists took hostages at school No. 1 during a solemn school assembly dedicated to the beginning of a school year.

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