The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko tried to convince young people of the South-East of Ukraine to defend its rights, protecting its culture and Russian language, said on the first day weekend in the administration of the head of the Republic.
"Stand up for their culture, traditions and native language! Today you are young, strong and brave, and only on you depends the future of your country, the welfare of loved ones, peace and prosperity!", - quoted expression Zakharchenko Agency.
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. Kiev DND and LNR not recognized and began against the inhabitants of the region force special operation. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people.