Donetsk, Oct 4 - DAN. The commander of the legendary “Miners’ Division”, parliament deputy Konstantin Kuzmin has voiced his support for Denis Pushilin who is running for Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

“I want our Republic to be prosperous and happy and I want us to have a peaceful sky. That’s why I’m voting for him; I know he can accomplish it,” Kuzmin said in a statement received by the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday. “He and his team will do everything towards the Republic’s prosperity. I’m voting for Denis Pushilin.”

Konstantin Kuzmin is a parliament deputy from the Donetsk Republic faction, People’s Militia Colonel, and commander of an area defence battalion. In 2014, he commanded the militia unit called “Miners’ Division.”

DPR residents will elect the new head of the Republic and the parliament on November 11. As of now, the DPR Central Election Commission has registered three candidates for the post of DPR Head: Denis Pushilin, Yelena Shishkina and Roman Khramenkov.*jk