DPR Head calls Russian flag key symbol of struggle for Donbass people’s freedom

August 22, 2019 12:38

Donetsk, Aug 22 – DAN. The flag of the Russian Federation has become the main symbol of struggle against the Kiev regime, Donetsk People’s Republic Head Denis Pushilin said on Thursday.

“Today, the Russian tricolour, the key symbol for the Donbass people, was hoisted on the main square of the Republic’s capital to mark Russian National Flag Day,” Pushilin said. “This flag is a symbol of struggle, a symbol of freedom and a symbol of victory and reintegration with Russia.”

Under the Russian flag, the Donbass people rose against the Kiev regime in 2014, and under the tricolour, the Donbass militia went into battle for many years. In 2019, the issue of Russian passports to residents of the region began. “It means that we are one,” Pushilin said.

National Flag Day, marked on August 22, was established in Russia by presidential decree in 1994.*jk