Frontline interview with A. Zakharchenko, the Head of Donetsk People's Republic
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:37
The SvPressa has made a frontline interview with Alexander Zakharchenko. The Head of DPR reveals a big secret to the journalist, Sergei Shargunov:
"There is no peace here, we have a raging war!"
It's said in the history, that "a war brings out the best, and the worst, from the people". In the trenches with other Donbass defenders, multiple times wounded head of state, A. Zakharchenko, gave for everyone a lot to think about.
"The main thing in a human is his inner core, his beliefs and ability to defend them. Under any circumstances. Here we have many decent, brave, and honest people. But the main thing is this core, which is important, real, and manly. Maybe you can’t be a soldier for one reason or another, but you have to be a man. Your personality must have integrity," said Zakharchenko.
Zakharchenko continues, that "by respecting yourself, you can love your Homeland, your loved ones. All of this is thanks to respect for where you live. Inner respect is transmitted to people with their mother’s milk."
"A Russian man inherently has a sense of his own dignity. But some forgot about this. Even here, some people started to forget this. 2014 gave people something very valuable. The Russian spirit returned. An external threat awakened in people those qualities which, unfortunately, we had forgotten. As strange as it sounds, it is thanks to this that our qualities were awakened in us. It’s as if we were born again. Hence came the ability to fight, resist, respect ourselves, and the courage, faith, and will to sacrifice," Zakharchenko continued.
"What does being the head of the republic mean to you?", asked the journalist.
"First and foremost, it is a duty and service. It is not power, but the opportunity to fix what, unfortunately, wasn’t fixed for 23 years," answered Zakharchenko.
"What impacted you most in your life?" asked Shargunov.
"The events of late 2013-early 2014. The Maidan. I was awakened by what is called the Russian soul. I was scared and offended that we, Russians, were perceived as second-class people. So then I took up arms and decided that if they don’t understand the easy way, then they need to be explained the hard way. I was sick and tired of being a second-class citizen. I live in my land, and yet there was the sense that I am an outcast. This awoke that feeling in me", Zakharchenko replied."They started to burn churches, set deputies on fire, and march around Kiev with Nazi flags and torches. I asked myself: “For what did our grandfathers die? What about our great grandfathers? Only for this scum to come to my hometown and say that we are all outcasts?" This is probably what awakened me to another life," said Zakharchenko.
Before moving to frontline, In the Zakharchenko's office, Russian journalist had seen something very familiar, "I saw that you have the flag of Russia in your office".
"Yes, of course. The flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic - this is my land - and the flag of Russia - the flag of the Homeland. I was born in Donetsk, therefore the flag of Donbass stands. And Russia is my Homeland. Thus, I have two flags," commented Zakharchenko.
Orginal article in Russian: http://svpressa.ru/war21/article/160374/
Read full interview in English: http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/11/the-real-revolution-of-dignity.html
Full English translation from the interview is made by J. Arnoldsky, and published by the Fort Russ.
DONi News Agency
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Aleksander Zakharchenko about Ukraine`s striving to NATO: “Without us!”
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:24
The Head of the Donetsk People`s Republic commented on the statements of the Ukrainian Parliament`s speaker Parubiy at the sitting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Istanbul:
The will of Maidan`s elite to lead Ukraine in the NATO first of all contradicts the national interests of the Ukrainian nation. It`s not about the fact that the accession to the transatlantic military alliance endangers the Ukrainian people in case of further global conflict. The demonstrative words of a parliament speaker about “every dollar invested in Ukraine`s development will save thousands necessary for deterrence of Russia” support the conclusion that Ukraine is planned to be turned into a wall with a help of which the NATO wants to distance itself from Russia. And turn it into a cheap wall. I have nothing to say, an honorable role!But it`s not a point. The point is that the Maidan “elite” makes the Ukrainian nation to compromise its integrity, its history, its spiritual experience and draw the Ukrainians out from the sole Russian orthodox civilization. And this can be characterized only as a betrayal towards its nation. And I hope that the Ukrainian people will find the strength to stop these traitors from Maidan and give what they “deserve”.As for Donbass, it has made its choice and the Ukrainian Parliament speaker`s words about “Ukraine will become a member of the NATO” - the answer is short: without us! This is apart from the fact that every step of Ukraine towards the NATO at the same time is a refusal of Kiev from the Minsk agreements.
Source: A. Zakharchenko official site
Official translation by DONi News Agency