Donetsk, Novorossiya

Alexander Zakharchenko Press Conference May 15, 2015

We present the following excerpt, translated from the Russian, of comments spoken by the Donetsk People’s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko during a press conference on May 15, 2015. The text was originally posted on the New Cold War website.

Alexander Zakharchenko Sums Up One Year
Since Independence Vote in Donetsk

New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond
Translated from by Truth About The Situation in Ukraine
May 15, 2015

DPR Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko, Speaking May 15, 2015

DPR Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko, Speaking May 15, 2015

Last year, on 11 May, we declared our independence. A year ago, our people unanimously said “yes” to freedom and independence. I’d like to sum things up. We are still an unrecognised Republic, but no one can force us to turn from the path we’ve chosen. We’re an established state now; we’ve shown the world that not only can we defend our freedom by force of arms, but also that we can build a country, one that could fulfil our dreams. The previous government [in Donetsk] didn’t differ from any other in the other regions of Ukraine. The only thing that it did for the people was to give empty promises, which people believed at first.

Indeed, 11 May saw our first national referendum. The people gave a firm “no” to slavery and fascism. Immediately after the referendum, we had to deal with constructing our new state. If it were not for Kiev’s decision to throw troops, aircraft, and armoured vehicles at us, we would have very quickly redirected the region’s energies to economic development, provided for a budget, and solved many things that we had to postpone because the war began. War brings death to ordinary civilians; it destroys homes, schools, and hospitals. It’s impossible to estimate our human losses, but we can estimate our economic losses. During the summer and autumn of 2014, 70 percent of enterprises had shut down or found themselves in deep trouble, but we’re taking steps to help them now.

After the Minsk Agreement on 5 September 2014, we had to fight a series of military campaigns, and I want to emphasise that we endured them with honour. By signing these agreements, we said to Kiev, “We don’t want to solve the problem with military means, but with diplomatic and peaceful efforts”. Our task as a government is to build a relationship with Kiev, not as a part of the Ukraine, but as an equal partner, as an equal neighbour. We must ensure that Kiev respects our independence. We’re an independent state – the Donetsk People’s Republic. The territory of our republic now under the control of the Ukrainian forces is under illegal occupation, we must liberate it. I’m willing to consider any proposals to resolve the issue peacefully. A peaceful resolution of this would be a huge victory for all of us.

I want to emphasise that we intended all the events that took place during this year to protect the life of our citizens. I pay tribute to the heads of DPR ministries and departments for their part in reconstructing our infrastructure. I also express my special gratitude to the citizens, the government, and the President of the Russian Federation for their invaluable assistance.

Watch the 24-minute video (in Russian) of Aleksander Zakharchenko speaking on the one-year anniversary of the Donetsk People’s Republic.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

News from Novorossiya

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Breaking News from DONETSK and LUGANSK Today

News from Novorossiya

Ukrainian forces shell DPR with two dozen rounds over past 24 hours – JCCC / Thursday, March 8, 2018

News from Novorossiya

Donbass News - Full Report - December 24, 2017 - SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION

Quemado institute Syria Page

How Did the Syrian Kurds Get Soviet Arms? - By Sophie Mangal - February 16, 2018 - A video showing Nour al-Din al-Zenki militants hijacking a tanker and a truck with smuggled arms and weapons ... CLICK TO READ MORE>>

Quemado Institute Syria Page

US supports Kurds in Syria: Turks react - By Mehmet Ersoy - January 27, 2018 - The Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria started five days ago. Five days ago the Afrin region became a possible hotbed of a full-scale . . . CLICK TO READ MORE>>

News from Novorossiya

The Silent War in the Donbas - Frontline Accounts of Volunteers Fighting in the Trenches - VIDEO by Vesti News - December 23, 2017

News from Novorossiya

US takes decision to supply lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine - TASS - December 23, 2017

News from Novorossiya

APU Has Begun Preparations for Seizure of Two Villages in Mariupol Direction - Eduard Basurin - DNR News - November 30, 3017

News from Novorossiya

Kiev launches over 1,200 shells on DPR territory in 24 hours - JCCC - DONi News - November 26, 2017 - The Ukrainian army launched more than 1,200 shells on the front-line localities of the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours . . . Click image for more>>

Quemado Institute Home Page

New Lugansk Leadership Offers Hope For Donbass Unity - Eduard Popov - Introduction - LPR Presidential Transition: The Dark Side and the Light Side - By Kennedy Applebaum - Lugansk after the Coup: Towards a Unified Donbass People's Republic? - By Eduard Popov - Fort Russ - November 26, 2017

Quemado Institute Syria Page

Famous White Helmets' FB-accounts Exposed: Look Into Their Eyes Again (Photos) - By Sophie Mangal - November 25, 2017

Best Website Award 2017

Conservative Treehouse

If you like Donald Trump, deplore foreign wars, respect Vladimir Putin, and hate neocon libtards, Conservative Treehouse is the site for you.

For cheerful alternate news! :)

Quemado Institute – World

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Official Story of Las Vegas Shooting Unravels; Physical impossibility of lone gunman senior citizen makes narrative ludicrous - By Mike Adams - Natural News - Posted October 3, 2017

Quemado Institute – Syria

ISIS Emirs decided to get away from the horrible slaughter near Der-ez-Zorr in Istanbul? - Written by Sophie Mangal for Quemado Institute - September 27, 2017 - Posted October 3, 2017

Boycott Google – Use Alternate Search Engines:

Cuyahoga Libnet

Support internet freedom.

Quemado institute Syria Page

Russian special forces repel US-planned attack in Syria, denounce USA and issue a stark warning By The Saker - September 21, 2017

Quemado Institute – World

US Gov’t Pesticide Spraying In Wake Of Harvey - A Toxic Boon To Agrochemical Giants - By Whitney Webb - Mint Press News - Posted September 14, 2017

Quemado Institute Opinion Page VIDEO - CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose the Shadow Government - Posted September 7, 2017

Quemado Institute Editorial

Cataclysm of Planetary Decline: Are Insects Facing Extinction? Apocalyptic Forewarning - By Karl Pomeroy - Quemado Institute - August 30, 2017

Quemado Institute Editorial

Afghanistan Escalation: Full Analysis by Quemado Institute - Donald Trump and the War of the Imperial West - By Karl Pomeroy - August 26, 2017

Quemado Institute Report

Google Censorship Under Scrutiny – By Claire Connelly - With introduction by Quemado Institute - August 19, 2017 - Revised September 4, 2017

Quemado Institute Opinion Page

VIDEO – Are Closed Walmarts Being Converted To FEMA Internment Camps? - These journalists raise troublesome questions we can’t answer - Posted. September 6, 2017

Novorossiya Daily Sun -Official Website Link-

Official Link To Quemado Institute's Dedicated Donbass News Site

Quemado Journal of Gravitational Physics Official Website Link

Investigations in nonstandard theories of gravity and cosmology.

Follow Quemado Institute on



Recent Posts

Censorship Looms Over European Union

Quemado Institute editor Karl Pomeroy received a legal threat today in response to a comment he posted on the Russia Insider website about the rise of the R********d banking family. The comment did not mention race, but was of historical content. The threatener accused Karl of “spreading Nazi propaganda,” then repeated the full text of the German Criminal Code Section 130, which outlaws inciting “hatred against a national, racial, religious group or a group defined by their ethnic origins,” which Karl’s comment did not do. A similar law, it was claimed, is now in force in 11 other European countries and carries a penalty of up to five years. The wording of the law is so vague, it could be applied to any criticism of those in power. If a political analyst can accidentally “violate” this totalitarian decree, there is no freedom of speech or press in Europe.

%d bloggers like this: