Alexander Zakharchenko: "The heart of Donbass is Donetsk Hero City"

The Donetsk administration head has held a gala reception in honour of the City Day in the capital of the Republic today, on August 26. By a good long tradition, the Donetsk residents who had invested their efforts in the development and prosperity of the capital of the Donetsk People's Republic, were honoured on this day.

The Head of State Alexander Zakharchenko congratulated participants of the reception on the birthday of the native city.

"Dear fellow countrymen, dear guests! From the bottom of my heart I want to congratulate you on the Day of the city of Donetsk. Everyone loves a certain city. I love Donetsk, because I was born here.

For me, Donetsk is my childhood, my youth, here I was brought up, however, like many of you, friends.

You know, every building is a fortress, a fortification that helps to save the lives of our fighters. No wonder there is such a proverb: "At home even the walls help." We also find support and help in the walls of our city.

I would like to note that our common task is to make this city flourish, let traces of the war remain only as a memory of the fight taken by the city and its defenders," the Head of the Republic noted.

In a solemn atmosphere Alexander Zakharchenko awarded Donetsk with the honorary Hero City title.

"By the Decree of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, for the courage, fortitude and heroism shown by the defenders of the city of Donetsk in the struggle for freedom and independence of the Donetsk People's Republic, the city of Donetsk is granted the title of Hero City," declared the DPR Head.


Ministers and heads of administrations of all cities and districts of the Republic also joined these congratulations. The holiday’s guest of honour – State Duma Deputy Andrei Kozenko also expressed his congratulations to Donetsk.