A video from Donetsk music flash mob appeared in weekend to the official website and YouTube channel, gathering over 300,000 views in just two days. Channel belongs to the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexandander Zakharchenko.
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Zakharchenko, how did the flash mob video appear at your official website? Have you participated in the event preparations?
"Of course not. After the meeting with students the guys told me that they wanted to respond to that song flash mobs at the railway stations in Ukraine and Russia. I have to say that the attitude towards these vocal performances is mixed here in Donetsk. How does it feel, for example, to hear from that side a touching song «I love you, life» for a person whose neighbor was killed before by the Ukrainian shell?", Zakharchenko replied to journalists.
"But the guys have chosen the right answer. This song from film «Officers» means lot to me. The main thing is that the answer is honest. We do not pretend that we forgot and forgave everything. The thing is that everything we are fighting for, is included in this song. Our ideology, our history, our struggle for honor and memory about our ancestors", he continued.
ZAKHARCHENKO: "AIRPORT IS TOO DANGEROUS, EVEN FOR A SHORT FLASH MOB"
"That is why I supported the idea of guys, but initially I rejected the place. They wanted to hold a rally in the airport. But the risk still exists there to get under artillery fire, that is why I suggested to sing at the railway station. But actually the risk also exists to get under fire even there. Actually my participation consisted only of an order to open the railway road and ensuring a security to the guys", Zakharchenko said.
Only in two days music flash mob has gathered over 300,000 views in YouTube, with over 6,000 likes and almost 2,000 comments.
"The guys appeared to be very artistic. They not only sang the song magnificently, but also made a video. It is particularly important that first they showed how the railway station was bombed by AFU in 2014 and 2015 in order not to forget and unreasonable starry-eyed idealism", he continued.
"So, after I saw the result I offered them to use my website for publishing the video. That`s actually the whole story. I can say only one more time – good job. We can and should be proud of such youths!", Zakharchenko concluded.
DONi News Agency