The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that on February 23, will take part in the celebration of the Day of defender of the Fatherland.
before he announced on 23 February holiday in the Republic. For the festive event of power DND prepare humanitarian kits, which will receive all the veterans of the great Patriotic war, participants of military operations and equated persons. Clarified that the issue of participation in the celebration Zakharchenko, who on Tuesday was wounded in the leg in Debaltsevo, had to be resolved after meeting With the doctors.
in celebration of the day of defender of the Fatherland day will come for sure. Can With a stick, crutch, but they will come ", - quotes the words Zakharchenko.
Zakharchenko said that did shots " sniper, from the area of the city hospital."
first, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has cancelled the Holiday on February 23 and established a new state Holiday - Day of the defender of Ukraine, he will be celebrated each year on 14 October.
Defender of the Fatherland day is celebrated on 23 February in the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. The holiday was established in the USSR in 1922 as the " Day of the red Army and Navy ". From 1949 to 1993 was called " Day of the Soviet Army and Navy ".