By Joshua Manning •
Updated: 22 Jul 2022 • 10:59
BREAKING NEWS: Donetsk People's Republic signs first memorandum to "liberate Kharkiv from Ukraine"
Credit: Telegram Denis Pushilin
The announcement on the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Kharkiv’s memorandum was reported by Denis Pushilin, the Head of the DPR on his official Telegram channel.
“We signed a communiqué with the head of the civil-military administration of Kharkiv Region, Vitaliy Hanchev.”
“We have longstanding and close ties with the Kharkiv region. Our common views have connected us since the composition of the Donetsk-Cherkivorean Republic.”
“We are united by a common history, a common culture and a common struggle against Ukrainian nationalism. ”
“On April 7, 2014, following the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Kharkiv People’s Republic was proclaimed. Further events unfolded in such a way that, unfortunately, the resistance in Kharkiv was suppressed by the superior forces of the illegal authorities in Kyiv.”
“However, Kharkiv’s patriots did not despair. Many of them fought shoulder to shoulder with us for the freedom of the Donetsk People’s Republic and took part in its construction. It is another proof of our unity.”
“Today, the time has come when historical truth and justice will prevail: the liberation of southern Russian lands has begun.”
“The Russian cities are waiting to return to the Great Homeland – to Russia. And the Russian city of Kharkiv, which has always been a provincial city of the Russian Empire, founded by a decree of the Russian Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich in 1654, will also return home.”
“The artificial separation of Russian lands and the forcible incorporation of Russian cities into Ukraine has come to an end. The reunification of the Russian people is under way.”
“Today we are concluding the first agreement between the Donetsk People’s Republic and the liberated lands of Kharkiv. ”
“This agreement will be the beginning of a great work to restore the ties which Ukraine has been trying to destroy for many years. It has tried to destroy it unsuccessfully.”
“I am confident that in the near future Kharkiv will also be liberated.”
“For our part, we are ready to fully support like-minded people on their way back home. Today’s communiqué will help to quickly reintegrate Kharkiv land into the cultural, political and economic space of the Russian world. ”
“We will have to restore the logistical, commercial ties, industrial cooperation between the industrial enterprises.”
“Together we will cope with any challenges, he concluded.”
Video footage of the meeting was shared on Twitter:
Credit: Twitter @spriteer_774400
The Donetsk People’s Republic is a Ukrainian breakaway state that was formed on April, 7, 2014 by pro-Russian separatists after the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity took place.
Located in the northeast of Ukraine, Kharkiv is the nation’s second largest city.
The news follows reports of North Korea officially recognising the independence of Ukraine’s breakaway state, the Donetsk People’s Republic, on July 13.
Syria also officially recognised the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic, leading to Syria and Ukraine both severing diplomatic ties with each other.
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