26 May 2014 — this day is forever ingrained in the memory of every resident of Donetsk.

The first air raids. The north-west of the city in flames and smoke. Civilians and militia killed and wounded. The war has become a terrible reality for the people of Donetsk.

Back then, seven years ago, we persevered against all the odds. Today we continue to live, defend and build our country. We cannot be defeated or broken!

Head of Donetsk People’s Republic
Denis Pushilin