In Donetsk held the evening-Requiem in connection with another sad anniversary in the history of the USSR - the beginning on this day in 1941 the great Patriotic war.
in the square named after Lenin Komsomol gathered several thousand people. The scene is set at the base of the monument " to Your liberators, Donbass ". On stage is a Symphony orchestra. The program also is scheduled to speak pianist Valentina Fox, a citizen of the USA and Ukraine whose performances have been cancelled before the leadership of the Symphony orchestra Toronto because of her statements on blogs Against the actions of Kiev in the Donbass.
The Ministry of internal Affairs and military commandant's office taken the maximum security measures. On a holiday there first person in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, and among them the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko, the Ministers of the government, reports from the scene journalist Last news .
at dawn on 22 June 1941 Nazi Germany without declaring war attacked the Soviet Union. In this war, which lasted 1,418 days and nights, the Soviet Union lost around 27 million people, eleven of them, 3 million people at the front, 4-5 million partisans, many people have been killed in the occupied territories and in the back country. In Nazi captivity were about 6 million people. During the bloody war of the Soviet people made a decisive contribution to the liberation of the peoples of Europe from Nazi domination.
at rallies in early April of this past year the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum of the Republic declared its sovereignty and later formed the Union of " new Russia ", put together their own authorities. The second of November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and deputies of the parliaments. Proclaimed in the Donbas people's Republic, Kiev does not recognize.
Against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region, the Ukrainian authorities began in April last year force special operation. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people.