On Sunday, February 12, the Head the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko participated in a solemn rally dedicated to 99th anniversary of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic.
The rally was held at the monument to Artem (Sergeyev).
Addressing the audience, Alexander Zakharchenko stressed that the DPR is the direct receiver DKR, and we will be able to make the dream of our ancestors come true.
"Ninety-nine years ago, our ancestors made a decisive action - they refused to stay on the ruins of the empire and immerse into the chaos, which began after the revolution. They created the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic. In 1918, they failed. By German bayonets the DKR was suppressed. But almost 100 years later, we – the successors of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Republic – created the Donetsk People's Republic. And today it is an independent state. We live in a free country. And historical justice requires us to the DKR returned to its historical borders. Let there be Kherson People's Republic, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkhov ... We have already won. Kiev is afraid of us. What is happening – it is the agony of the regime, which is about to collapse. But after the victory we will have to rebuild our country, make it prosperous. And I'm sure – our ancestors dreamed about the same. And together with you we will make their dream a reality. Our country will be free, prosperous and independent," Alexander Zakharchenko said.
Also at the meeting in honor of the DKR the People's Council Chairman Denis Pushilin and the activists of the public movement "Donetsk Republic" made speeches. At the end of the event the ceremony of laying flowers to the monument took place.
Official translation by DONi News Agency