“Any nation that forgets its history is a losing nation.”- Alexander Zakharchenko, Head of the DPR
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Head of DPR opened Memory Alley in Donetsk
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 09:59
The Memory Alley for dead Donbas defenders was inaugurated today in the Lenin Komsomol Park in Donetsk.
The event attracted several hundred participants, among whom was the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko, the mayor of Donetsk Igor Martynov, the vice commander of the DPR Defense Ministry Corps Eduard Basurin, representatives of the republican ministries and departments.
At the beginning of the ceremony Zakharchenko addressed the veterans and thanked them for their deeds, experience and example of love for the country, which today allowed the militia to fight for the independence.
‘Due to these defenders of our land we are all alive now. Due to what you have taught us, we are protecting our land. Today we honour not only guys who have laid down their head, but our entire valiant army of times of our fathers and grandfathers who defended our rights in 1941-1945,’ said Zakharenko.
At the meeting there were also recalled soldiers-internationalists who participated in conflicts in Afghanistan, Angola, Vietnam and many other countries.
‘Any nation that forgets its history is a losing nation,’ said the Head of the Republic.
The participants honoured the memory of soldiers who died for Donbass with a minute of silence. After that, the Head of the Republic, together with the other participants, planted 100 trees along the Alley.
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11th of April, 2016. Donetsk People’s Republic, Novorossiya.
An alley in memory of the fallen defenders of Donbass has been officially opened in the Lenin Komsomol Park in Donetsk.
The event was attended by a few hundred people, including the DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko, Donetsk Mayor Igor Martynov, the Executive Commander of Corps of the DPR Defense Ministry Eduard Basurin, representatives of DPR ministries and departments.
At the beginning of the ceremony, Zakharchenko addressed to the Great Patriotic War veterans and thanked them for their feats, experience and an example of love of country.
“Thanks to these defenders, we are alive. Thanks to the things they taught us, we’re defending our land. Today, we’re honouring the memory of not only the guys died in Donbass, but also the valiant army of our fathers and grandfathers who defended their rights in 1941-1945,” – Alexander Zakharchenko said.
All those present also honoured the memory of soldiers-internationalists who had fought in Afghanistan, Angola, Vietnam and many other countries.
“Any nation, which forgets its history, is the nation that has lost,” – Zakharchenko added.
The participants of the event observed a moment of silence in memory of the defenders of Donbass. After that, they planted 100 trees.
The memory alley in the Lenin Komsomol Park became the continuation of the alley of angels dedicated to the children killed by the Ukrainian forces. A sign installed in the memory alley reads “Eternal memory to the heroes died for the freedom and independence of our Motherland”.