Russian Spring public garden laid in Makeyevka in honour of fifth anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Russian Federation

On March 22, the laying of the Russian Spring public garden and the rally dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the reunification of the Crimea with the Russian Federation took place in Makeyevka. This is reported by the press service of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

The event was attended by DPR Head Denis Pushilin, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Natalia Poklonskaya and Andrey Kozenko, Chairman of the DPR People’s Council of the Vladimir Bidyovka, deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania Timur Tsakhilov, members of the DPR People’s Council, and residents and guests of the Republic.

Before planting the seedlings, Head of the Republic Denis Pushilin addressed the gathered.

“Today we are laying this square in honour of the Crimean Spring, the Russian Spring, our Spring.

Just a few days ago, we and our friends in the Crimea celebrated this great historical event. Today, we are in the Donetsk People’s Republic with our friends – Natalia Vladimirovna, Andrey Dmitrievich and others. We’ve never forgotten and always remember, when making decisions, why we started our resistance, where we are headed. This, of course, is a big Russia.

In a difficult 2014, we had volunteers from Russia and the Crimean Peninsula. It’s 2019 now. We plant trees and realize that 5 years from a historical point of view is, of course, a short period, but in terms of the number of events and emotions, the multitude of victories, it is a huge term.

I am sure that we will move on. I am convinced that close attitude to each other will only enhance and help ensure that the Crimean Spring, which was only the beginning, has continuation. We have goals to reach, there are people to reach them with, and I am sure that victory will be ours!

I believe today it is worth congratulating each other on the holiday. Five years have passed, and we again build and create, plant trees!” Denis Pushilin said.

For his part, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, Vladimir Bidyovka, in his welcoming speech emphasized the decisive significance of Crimea’s reunification of Russia for the future of the Donbass.

“The Russian Spring is not just a fancy phrase for residents of both the Donbass and Crimea. These events have determined our life direction, from which we will not turn, – to be with Russia.

Yes, the Donbass’ path to freedom and independence was thorny, we had to defend our homes, and our right, too, with our weapons in arms. The fate of the Crimea was different, but I know that each of our residents sincerely rejoiced over the Crimean brothers. Invariably, we are united by the fact that we have upheld our land, we have upheld the truth, and today we are standing by an invincible wall of their defence.

Five years later, our faith in each other, our mutual support only strengthened, and now a number of agreements were signed between our Republic and the Crimea, our cities officially became twinning towns. We have succeeded in everything. I am sure that many new significant and cooperative events are ahead of us,” the Speaker of Parliament stated.

In turn, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Natalia Poklonskaya and Andrey Kozenko, deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania Timur Tsakhilov recalled the events that took place five years ago and wished the people of the Donbass peace and patience.

The honorary right to open the memorial stone of the future public garden dedicated to the unity of the Russian people was granted to DPR Head Denis Pushilin and State Duma Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya.

Then the Head of State and Russian guests planted seedlings of a Crimean pine. In total, 100 young trees have been planted today.

A location for the Russian Spring public garden was not chosen by chance. Recently, the cities of Makeyevka and Kerch signed an agreement on the establishment of twin-town relations. Also this garden is located near the highway that connects the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic with the Russian Federation.

It should be noted that in 2017 about 300 tree saplings were already planted in this territory.

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