The DPR Head participates in the solemn meeting dedicated to the Republic’s Day

On the Day of the Donetsk People's Republic, on May 11, the DPR Head, Alexander Zakharchenko, took part in a solemn meeting dedicated to the holiday.

The welcome reception on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Donetsk People's Republic was held in the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Solovyanenko.

Speaking from the theater stage with a salutatory word, Alexander Zakharchenko congratulated all those present on the Republic's Day and spoke about the successes achieved over the past three years.

"Today, the Donetsk People's Republic celebrates its third anniversary. Three years is a very small term. The Republic is still very young. Almost a child. But we fight, build and restore just like a grown-up. Over these three years, we have done so much that other countries would spend decades for. We built our statehood, created a reliable and efficient army, began restoring industry and economy, establishing international ties. And it's you do who are doing all of this. Yes, like any child, our Republic still needs to learn a lot. Unfortunately, often we learn from our mistakes. But I cannot help but note that every year there are fewer and fewer mistakes. Meanwhile, more and more problems appear before us. And no matter how I would not like to frighten you on this festive day, I must say that the number of tasks and problems that need to be addressed quickly and in the only correct way will only increase like an avalanche. The more we do, the more questions arise. But I am sure that the team of professionals, which has already developed over the three years of our independence, is able to cope with any tasks. Especially since the team is already beginning to replenish with new staff, young professionals who have already been raised in the very Republic. And we have high hopes for this youth. Today we are rewarding the best. And this, of course, is the recognition of your merits before the Republic. But at the same time, this is responsibility. You will have to prove that you're the best every day. I hope you will progress, and together with you our growing state will develop. Congratulations! Happy Day of the Donetsk People's Republic!" said Alexander Zakharchenko.

Then there was a ceremony of awarding of the official delegations representatives and residents of the Republic, who contributed to the development of the state, with orders, letters and gratitude from the Head of the DPR.


Later there was a concert programme in which both DPR creative teams and guests from abroad took part.