Zakharchenko Donetsk awarded the title of hero-city

© RIA Novosti / Irina to Germinability in photobacteria in Donetsk. Archival photoZakharchenko Donetsk awarded the title of hero-city© RIA Novosti / Irina to Germinability the image Bank

The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has signed the decree about assignment of Donetsk the title of hero-city, told reporters on Saturday the representative a press-services of the head of DND.

«By the decree of the head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko for the courage, fortitude and mass heroism of the city of Donetsk was awarded the title «hero city», — said the representative of the press service.

At rallies in early April 2014, the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the creation of «people’s republics». After held in may referendum the republics declared their sovereignty, formed its own government, and in November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and members of parliaments.

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