Parliamentarians comment on elections of Head of DPR and new members of parliament held on November 11 (video)
On November 12, a joint press conference with the deputies of the DPR People’s Council of the first convocation Vladimir Bidyovka, Yuri Sivokonenko and Alexey Zhigulin, as well as the Head of the Central Executive Committee of the “Donetsk Republic” public movement Natalia Volkova took place in Donetsk. Alexey Zhigulin noted that the elections of November 11 were an achievement of enormous significance for the Donetsk People’s Republic.
ʺPerhaps, the major achievement of the elections is that they were held in accordance with international standards. This was pointed out by international observers and our citizens. Another achievement is a large turnout, which demonstrates intense people’s activity in a state-building process,ʺ the deputy said.
Vladimir Bidyovka, for his part, added that the citizens of the DPR once again confirmed their choice made on May 11, 2014, by participating in the elections.
ʺHaving come to the elections, our citizens showed that they were categorically opposed to a neo-fascist policy and propaganda that Ukraine pursued. We are not abandoning the path we chose in May 2014, we are coming home – to the Russian Federation,ʺ he underlined.
According to Yuri Sivokonenko, the parliamentarians are ready to fulfill all the commitments made to the people of the Republic.
ʺEverything that happened on November 11, 2018, was very reminiscent of the situation that took place on May 11, 2014. Even foreign observers envied our activity. I am sure that there is a tremendous amount of work to be done, many reforms, but we will achieve a victory through common efforts,ʺ the parliamentarian summed up.