Donetsk, October 28 (DAN): About 500 people gathered at a rally in Donetsk today to mark the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from the German invaders. The action took place at the monument to the victims of fascism in the Metropolitan Park of Slavic Culture.
“Today is the day of Ukraine’s liberation from fascism, but unfortunately, she doesn’t remember. Today they have other heroes, who killed women and children. This is painful to watch. Ukraine is ruled by fascists who want to change history, but they will not succeed. Fascism did not pass then, and is shall not pass now,” said Deputy of the People’s Soviet of the DNR Ekaterina Martyanova.
“We celebrate the Day of Liberation of Ukraine in a new way, because we now live in the Donetsk People’s Republic. And now, our people again stand up with honor and dignity,” said the chairman of the Union of Soviet Officers, retired Colonel Edward Lyubimov.
“We hope that they soon overthrow the fascist dictatorship, as in the time of the war. Let them have a healthy and long life,” veteran Vsevolod Kozarets told DAN’s correspondent.
After the official part of the event, participants laid flowers at the Eternal Flame.