Several thousand people gathered and rallied in east Donetsk Republic DPR on Thursday at the Saur Mogila Memorial Complex which was nearly destroyed, many monuments heavily damaged due to the Ukraine Junta Offensive , the heavy attack on the sacred hill ! So Many Arrived and from different nations on the eve of the 74th anniversary of Donbass liberation from Nazi troops.
The Heads of DPR ministries and departments, People’s Council deputies, municipal and district administration officials and activists joined the rally.
“Today is an important event in Donetsk People's Republic DPR. This holiday dates back to 1943; we always look forward to it. I wish for the soonest liberation of Donbass so that we salute the victory everybody has been waiting for,” according to DPR Culture Minister Mikhail Zheltyakov !
A Russian delegation that included museum staff from Moscow, Astrakhan, Surgut and Kursk all arriving in DPR to venerate , to pay their respects to the memory of Donbass liberators. DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko, visitors from the Republic of South Ossetia and American pianist Vatentina Lisitsa are expected to the join the rally.
Police, Emergencies Ministry personnel and medics are all on hand for this public event. The wind band of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic Society have also given a performance !
The Saur Mogila Memorial Complex was unveiled on the hill bearing the same name in 1967. It comprised of a 36-meter-high steele sculpture of a Soviet soldier. Later on an eternal fire was lit in memory of WWII soldiers killed in fighting for the strategic height/hill.
The memorial complex took heavy damage as a result of 2014 fighting. DPR authorities launched restoration works. The Republic holds special events in the runup to Victory Day and Donbass Liberation Day every year. The Saur Mogila Memorial Complex marks its 50th anniversary this year.