Foreign delegations expected in Donetsk for Zakharchenko’s memorial events

August 26, 2019 17:49

Donetsk, Aug 26 – DAN. Foreign delegations are expected to arrive in the DPR for memorial events to commemorate the late DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko.

“The delegations from Russia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and the LPR are to arrive for memorial events to commemorate the late DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko,” the Foreign Ministry said.

Earlier the DPR incumbent Head Denis Pushilin said that the square in central Donetsk adjacent to the House of Government (former Regional state administration) shall be named after Alexander Zakharchenko.

He reminded that in 2014 thousands of people gathered at this square for a rally against the coup-d’etat in Kiev, and this place had since become a symbol of resistance and fight for the Russian World.

Pushilin said that Zakharchenko had also become a symbol of the fight for freedom and independence, the unity and people’s will.

DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko won the DPR Head election on November 2, 2014. Major General, he was injured several times during the war, and was awarded the Golden Star of the Republic’s Hero and other awards. He died in an explosion in central Donetsk on August 31, 2018. The 2nd department of the 5th directorate for counterintelligence of the Ukrainian security service has been identified as complicit in the murder.*ot