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Official message of Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko to the young people of the South-East of Ukraine
On: June 28, 2015
I heartily greet my young fellow countrymen, residents of the South-East on the Day of Youth! For my part, in fact, for all the Donbass, you’re like relatives and family. Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa, Kharkov and Nikolayev, Kherson and Zaporozhye – these are beautiful Russian cities, true sister cities of Donetsk and Lugansk.
However, today, everyone in the southeast, but especially young people, are living through hard times. To maintain their grip on power, the Ukrainian oligarchs allied themselves with fascists, the worst enemy of our people. When you raised up your voices against extremism, when you openly protested against their alien ideology, the criminal regime in Kiev declared war on our people. Their actions led to the burning, imprisonment, and disappearance of thousands of people. They sicced their forces on the Donbass, but we repulsed the aggressors; with guns in our hands, we won our freedom. It was hard, but we survived; today, we’re building our independent and fair state.
I urge you, the young people of the southeast, to cast aside all your fears, to unite your efforts, and present a united front against the occupation regime.
Free yourselves, be masters in your own land; stand up to defend your culture, traditions, and mother tongue!
Today, you’re young, strong, and courageous; on you alone depends the future of your country, the welfare of your family and friends, and our common peace and prosperity!”
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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”.
INTERNET SOURCE: https://dninews.com/article/zakcharchenko-heartily-congratulates-all-young-people-international-youth-day
Zakcharchenko heartily congratulates all the young people on International Youth Day!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 14:04
Now it is time for the young people in our republic. We know that there are the representatives of the youth organizations in all cities of the DPR, the number of activists is increasing every day. Thousands of boys and girls are joining different youth associations now. The biggest youth organization in the DPR is the "Young Republic" that has already about 10,000 members.
Our young people are directly involved in the development of the Republic - they work out social projects, make efficient proposals for the development of different economic and industrial sectors and put into life the ideas of the patriotic education.
The citizens of the Donetsk People's Republic are forced out of defending their homeland. Boys and girls on a par with the experienced fighters on the battlefields shed their blood for the fate of our young Republic.
You are our future. Everything we do we mainly do for you. But I am convinced that without your help, without your selfless participation in the formation of a powerful independent state we will fail.
On International Youth Day I would like to congratulate not only those citizens who are from 16 to 35 years old but people of other ages as well. I would like to wish all of us to be always young, keep the youthful enthusiasm, vitality and self-belief regardless of age. And then any task will be within our scope of abilities. Happy Youth Day!
The head of the Donetsk People's Republic