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A solemn meeting dedicated to the Day of the City of Mariupol and the 74th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazi invaders was held today in the center of Donetsk. In all, about 100 people attended the rally, among them about 50 Mariupol residents.
The event was led by Irina Popova, head of the social initiative "Mariupol Rescue Forum". "Donbass is one, despite the line of demarcation. We are united by a common history, love of the native land, friendship and family ties. No one can share this. And, no matter how the junta tried, no matter how Kiev tried, Mariupol does not give up! "Popova said, addressing the audience.
The banner was unfurled at the monument: "Mariupol, do not give up!". It was under this motto that the event was held, and all the demonstrators chanted this call unanimously. In addition, in the hands of activists were posters with slogans: "Mariupol + Donetsk = DPR "," Defend Donbass - our duty to fathers and grandfathers "," Happy holiday, native Mariupol! ".
I want to congratulate Mariupol on the holiday. This is a difficult holiday, not all of them can celebrate it in their native city, because not every Mariupol citizen goes to celebrations organized by criminal Ukrainian authorities. Many understand that our city today is actually captured by criminals. It is very delightful when you learn about how Ukrainian radicals from Azov are mocked by ordinary citizens. I want to wish all of us perseverance. I believe that we will win, "- noted in her turn the inhabitant of Mariupol Elena Subbotina.
Those present honored the memory of the defending Donbass defenders with a minute of silence. The event ended with the laying of flowers at the memorial.
Recall that in May this year in Donetsk, it was announced the creation of a public initiative "Mariupol Rescue Forum", which is aimed at helping residents of the city controlled by the Ukrainian government.
HISTORY ~ Mariupol was liberated from the German-fascist invaders on September 10, 1943 during the Donbass strategic offensive operation. On the night of September 10, the ships of the Azov military flotilla, commanded by Rear Admiral Sergei Gorshkov, landed west of Mariupol. He cut off the ways of retreat to the enemy and facilitated the capture of the city by the troops of the 44th Army under the leadership of Lieutenant-General Vasily Khomenko. After 10 hours of street fighting, the city completely passed under the control of the armed forces of the Soviet Union