Republic’s officials participate in celebrations on Saur-Mogila, dedicated to Liberation Day of Donbass
On September 7, at the memorial complex Saur-Mogila, a mourning rally was held, timed to coincide with the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Donbass from the Nazi invaders. The event was attended by DPR Head Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, Chairman of the Government Alexander Ananchenko, deputies, representatives of ministries and departments, residents of cities and districts of the Republic.
DPR Head Denis Pushilin congratulated the citizens of the Donetsk People’s Republic on the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Donbass.
“Every year on the eve of September 8, we gather here to once again relive those difficult moments that befell the mound, the legendary height of Saur-Mogila. As during the years of the Great Patriotic War, and more recently, in 2014, this height became a battlefield. And the current generation, I am sure of it, is worthy of their legendary ancestors.
When gathering, we remember our heroes. The heroes who are buried here.
But we can safely say: they have protected their land, you and me, the future generations at the cost of their lives. Our duty is to remember and pass this memory on.
Climbing up the stairs, we saw how many young people have come here – caring, patriotic, holding portraits of heroes of past and present times in their hands.
Let’s commemorate the memory of the heroes who defended us, your Homeland at the cost of their lives, with a minute of silence,” the Head of State said.
In a comment to the press service of the People’s Council, Parliament Speaker Vladimir Bidyovka emphasized that the Liberation Day of Donbass from Nazi invaders is a special holiday for every resident of our region.
“We know for sure how high the price of a victory is. And we will never let anyone forget about the great feat of our countrymen.
We are grateful to the defenders of Donbass of all times for having won the freedom of our land, protecting the lives of civilians. I am sure that future generations will carry this gratitude through the centuries, and the feat of the defenders of the Homeland will remain immortal,” the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council said.
As part of the celebration of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Donbass, those present laid flowers at the memory block with the carved names of the soldiers who died in the Saur-Mogila area during its assault in 1943, at the Eternal Flame and the graves of the defenders of the Donetsk People’s Republic.